Psalm 28

The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield

Of David.

1 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.
2 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.a
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Blessed be the LORD! For he has 12heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7 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.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people;b he is 16the saving refuge of his anointed.
9 Oh, save your people and bless 17your heritage! 18Be their shepherd and 19carry them forever.