Bible: Psalm 28

Psalm 28 1 

28:1 By David.

To you, O Lord, I cry out!

My protector, 2  do not ignore me! 3 

If you do not respond to me, 4 

I will join 5  those who are descending into the grave. 6 

28:2 Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help,

when I lift my hands 7  toward your holy temple! 8 

28:3 Do not drag me away with evil men,

with those who behave wickedly, 9 

who talk so friendly to their neighbors, 10 

while they plan to harm them! 11 

28:4 Pay them back for their evil deeds!

Pay them back for what they do!

Punish them! 12 

28:5 For they do not understand the Lord’s actions,

or the way he carries out justice. 13 

The Lord 14  will permanently demolish them. 15 

28:6 The Lord deserves praise, 16 

for he has heard my plea for mercy! 17 

28:7 The Lord strengthens and protects me; 18 

I trust in him with all my heart. 19 

I am rescued 20  and my heart is full of joy; 21 

I will sing to him in gratitude. 22 

28:8 The Lord strengthens his people; 23 

he protects and delivers his chosen king. 24 

28:9 Deliver your people!

Empower 25  the nation that belongs to you! 26 

Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms 27  at all times! 28 

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