Psalm 28 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, my Rock, I call out to you. Pay attention to me. If you remain silent, I will die. I will be like those who have gone down into the grave. 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 Hear my cry for your favor when I call out to you for help. Hear me when I lift up my hands in prayer toward your Most Holy Room. 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 drag me away with sinners. Don't drag me away with those who do evil. They speak in a friendly way to their neighbors. But their hearts are full of hatred. 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 Pay them back for their evil actions. Pay them back for what their hands have done. Give them exactly what they should get. 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 They don't care about the Lord's mighty acts. They don't care about what his hands have done. So he will tear them down. He will never build them up again. 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 Give praise to the Lord. He has heard my cry for his favor. 6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD gives me strength. He is like a shield that keeps me safe. My heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart jumps for joy. I will sing and give 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 The LORD gives strength to his people. He guards and saves his anointed king. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people. Bless those who belong to you. Be their shepherd. Take care of them forever. 9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.