To you, O LORD, I call; 1my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you 2be silent to me, I become like those who 3go down to the pit.
4Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I 5lift up my hands 6toward your most holy sanctuary.
Do not 7drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, 8who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts.
9Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; 10render them their due reward.
Because they 11do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.
Blessed be the LORD! For he has 12heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The LORD is my strength and 13my shield; in him my heart 14trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my 15song I give thanks to him.
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is 16the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless 17your heritage! 18Be their shepherd and 19carry them forever.