Psalms 28

The  Lord Is My Strength and My Shield

Of David.

1 To you, O  Lord, I call;
a  my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you b  be silent to me,
I become like those who c  go down to the pit.
2 d  Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
when I cry to you for help,
when I e  lift up my hands
f  toward your most holy sanctuary.
Hebrew  your innermost sanctuary

3 Do not h  drag me off with the wicked,
with the workers of evil,
i  who speak peace with their neighbors
while evil is in their hearts.
4 j  Give to them according to their work
and according to the evil of their deeds;
give to them according to the work of their hands;
k  render them their due reward.
5Because they l  do not regard the works of the  Lord
or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and build them up no more.
6 Blessed be the  Lord!
For he has m  heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7The  Lord is my strength and n  my shield;
in him my heart o  trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my p  song I give thanks to him.
8 The  Lord is the strength of his people;
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts  is their strength

he is r  the saving refuge of his anointed.
9Oh, save your people and bless s  your heritage!
t  Be their shepherd and u  carry them forever.
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