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Psalm 28 International Standard Version (ISV)

Davidic

A Prayer for Help

28 To you, Lord, I cry out!
    My Rock, do not refuse to answer me.[a]
If you remain silent,
    I will become like those who descend into the Pit.[b]
Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help,
    as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who practice iniquity,
who speak peace to their neighbors
    while harboring evil in their hearts.
Reward them according to their deeds;
    according to the evil of their actions.
Reward them based on what they do;[c]
    give them what they deserve.
Because they do not understand the deeds of the Lord
    or the work of his hands,
        He will tear them down and never build them up.

Blessed be the Lord!
    For he has heard the sound of my supplications.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him,
        and I received help.
My heart rejoices,
    and I give thanks to him with my song.

The Lord is the strength of his people;[d]
    he is a refuge of deliverance for his anointed.
Deliver your people
    and bless your inheritance!
Shepherd them
    and lift them up forever!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 28:1 Lit. do not be silent to me
  2. Psalm 28:1 I.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
  3. Psalm 28:4 Lit. them according to work of their hands
  4. Psalm 28:8 Lit. of them
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Psalm 28 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 28

Of David.

To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent,
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Hear my cry for mercy
    as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
    toward your Most Holy Place.

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.
Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done
    and bring back on them what they deserve.

Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,
he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

The Lord is the strength of his people,
    a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
    be their shepherd and carry them forever.

New International Version (NIV)

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