A psalm of David.

A Prayer for Help, and Joy in Its Answer

1 To you, O Yahweh, I call. O my rock, do not be deaf to me. Or else, if you are silent to me, then I will become like those descending to [the] pit.
References for Psalms 28:1
    • a 28:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy inner sanctuary.
      3 Do not drag me away with [the] wicked or with [the] workers of evil, [who] speak of peace with their neighbors, while evil [is] in their heart.
      4 Give to them according to their work, even according to the evil of their deeds. Give to them according to the work of their hands; repay them their rightful due.
      5 Because they do not regard the works of Yahweh, nor the work of his hands, he will destroy them and not rebuild them.
      6 Blessed [is] Yahweh, because he has heard the voice of my supplications.
      7 Yahweh [is] my strength and my shield. My heart trusts him and I am helped. So my heart rejoices, and with my song I will give thanks to him.
      8 Yahweh [is] their strength, and he [is] the refuge for the salvation of his anointed one.
      9 Save your people and bless your heritage. Shepherd them also and carry them always.