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A Psalm of David.
1 To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock: aDo not be silent to me,
bLest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
When I cry to You,
3 Do not 1take me away with the wicked
And with the workers of iniquity,
eWho speak peace to their neighbors,
But evil is in their hearts.
4 fGive them according to their deeds,
And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
Give them according to the work of their hands;
Render to them what they deserve.
5 Because gthey do not regard the works of the Lord,
Nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them
And not build them up.
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
7 The Lord is hmy strength and my shield;
My heart itrusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
8 The Lord is 2their strength,
And bless kYour inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
lAnd bear them up forever.
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