A Prayer for Help, and Praise for Its Answer.

A Psalm of David.

1 To You, O Lord, I call;

My arock, do not be deaf to me,

For if You bare silent to me,

I will become like those who cgo down to the pit.

2 Hear the avoice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,

When I blift up my hands ctoward 1Your holy dsanctuary.

3 aDo not drag me away with the wicked

And with those who work iniquity,

Who bspeak peace with their neighbors,

While evil is in their hearts.

4 Requite them aaccording to their work and according to the evil of their practices;

Requite them according to the deeds of their hands;

Repay them their 1recompense.

5 Because they ado not regard the works of the Lord

Nor the deeds of His hands,

He will tear them down and not build them up.

6 Blessed be the Lord,

Because He ahas heard the voice of my supplication.

7 The Lord is my astrength and my bshield;

My heart ctrusts in Him, and I am helped;

Therefore dmy heart exults,

And with emy song I shall thank Him.

8 The Lord is 1their astrength,

And He is a 2bsaving defense to His anointed.

9 aSave Your people and bless bYour inheritance;

Be their cshepherd also, and dcarry them forever.


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