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Psalm 28 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Don't turn a deaf ear when I call you, God. If all I get from you is deafening silence, I'd be better off in the Black Hole. 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 I'm letting you know what I need, calling out for help And lifting my arms toward your inner sanctum. 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 Don't shove me into the same jail cell with those crooks, With those who are full-time employees of evil. 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 They talk a good line of "peace," then moonlight for the Devil. Pay them back for what they've done, for how bad they've been. Pay them back for their long hours in the Devil's workshop; Then cap it with a huge bonus. 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 idea how God works or what he is up to, God will smash them to smithereens and walk away from the ruins. 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 Blessed be God - he heard me praying. 6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 He proved he's on my side; I've thrown my lot in with him. Now I'm jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him. 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 God is all strength for his people, ample refuge for his chosen leader; 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd. 9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.