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Psalm 28 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My cry goes up to you, O Lord, my Rock; do not keep back your answer from me, so that I may not become like those who go down into the underworld. 1 To you I call, O LORD my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit.
2 Give ear to the voice of my prayer, when I am crying to you, when my hands are lifted up to your holy place. 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 take me away with the sinners and the workers of evil, who say words of peace to their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts. 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 Give them the right reward of their acts, and of their evil doings: give them punishment for the works of their hands, let them have their full reward. 4 Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back upon them what they deserve.
5 Because they have no respect for the works of the Lord, or for the things which his hands have made, they will be broken down and not lifted up by him. 5 Since they show no regard for the works of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
6 May the Lord be praised, because he has given ear to the voice of my prayer. 6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and my breastplate, my heart had faith in him and I am helped; for this cause my heart is full of rapture, and I will give him praise in my song. 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
8 The Lord is their strength, and a strong place of salvation for his king. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Be a saviour to your people, and send a blessing on your heritage: be their guide, and let them be lifted up for ever. 9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.