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Psalm 28 (English Standard Version)

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The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield

1 To you, O LORD, I call; 1my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you 2be silent to me, I become like those who 3go down to the pit. 2 4Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I 5lift up my hands 6toward your most holy sanctuary.a 3 Do not 7drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, 8who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts. 4 9Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; 10render them their due reward. 5 Because they 11do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. 6 Blessed be the LORD! For he has 12heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. 7 The LORD is my strength and 13my shield; in him my heart 14trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my 15song I give thanks to him. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people;b he is 16the saving refuge of his anointed. 9 Oh, save your people and bless 17your heritage! 18Be their shepherd and 19carry them forever.
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