1 To you, LORD, I call; ¶ you are my Rock, ¶ do not turn a deaf ear to me. ¶ For if you remain silent, ¶ I will be like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, ¶ as I lift up my hands ¶ toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, ¶ with those who do evil, ¶ who speak cordially with their neighbors ¶ but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; ¶ repay them for what their hands have done ¶ and bring back on them what they deserve.
5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD ¶ and what his hands have done, ¶ he will tear them down ¶ and never build them up again.
6 Praise be to the LORD, ¶ for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. ¶ My heart leaps for joy, ¶ and with my song I praise him.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, ¶ a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.