1 By David.To you, Lord, I call.My rock, do not be deaf to me;lest, if you are silent to me,I would become like those who go down into the pit.

2 Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you,when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

3 Do not draw me away with the wicked,with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors,but mischief is in their hearts.

4 Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings.Give them according to the operation of their hands.Bring back on them what they deserve.

5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord,nor the operation of his hands,he will break them down and not build them up.

6 Blessed be the Lord,because he has heard the voice of my petitions.

7 The Lord is my strength and my shield.My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped.Therefore my heart greatly rejoices.With my song I will thank him.

8 The Lord is their strength.He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

9 Save your people,and bless your inheritance.Be their shepherd also,and bear them up forever.