1 A Psalm of David.
2 To thee, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the Pit.
3 Hear the voice of my supplication, as I cry to thee for help, as I lift up my hands toward thy most holy sanctuary.
4 Take me not off with the wicked, with those who are workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors, while mischief is in their hearts.
5 Requite them according to their work, and according to the evil of their deeds; requite them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.
6 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, or the work of his hands, he will break them down and build them up no more.
7 Blessed be the LORD! for he has heard the voice of my supplications.
8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
9 The LORD is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed. [ (Psalms 28:10) O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their shepherd, and carry them for ever. ]