Psalm 28 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, my defender, I call to you. Listen to my cry! If you do not answer me, I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead. 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 me when I cry to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy Temple. 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 condemn me with the wicked, with those who do evil - those whose words are friendly, but who have hatred 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 Punish them for what they have done, for the evil they have committed. Punish them for all their deeds; give them what they deserve! 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 take no notice of what the Lord has done or of what he has made; so he will punish them and destroy them forever. 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 help. 6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs. 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 protects his people; he defends and saves his chosen king. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people, Lord, and bless those who are yours. Be their shepherd, and take care of them forever. 9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.