A Psalm of David.1 To You, O Lord, have I cried; my God, be not silent toward me; lest You be silent toward me, and so I should be likened to them that go down to the pit. 2Hearken to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy temple. 3Draw not away my soul with sinners, and destroy me not with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but evil are in their hearts. 4Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give them according to the works of their hands; render their recompense unto them. 5Because they have not attended to the works of the Lord, even to the works of His hands, You shall pull them down, and shall not build them up. 6Blessed be the Lord, for He has hearkened to the voice of my petition. 7The Lord is my helper and my defender; my heart has hoped in Him, and I am helped; my flesh has revived, and willingly will I give praise to Him. 8The Lord is the strength of His people, and the saving defender of His anointed. 9Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; and take care of them, and lift them up forever.
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