Psalm 28 ©

1 David prayeth earnestly for God's help against the wicked: 6 he blesseth God for his gracious succour: 9 he prayeth for the people.


A Psalm of David.


UNTO thee awill I cry, O LORD bmy rock; cbe not silent 1to me: dlest, if thou be silent to me, eI become like fthem that go down into the pit.


Hear gthe voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I hlift up my hands 2toward thy holy oracle.


iDraw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, jwhich speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.


Give kthem according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.


Because lthey regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.


mBlessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.


The nLORD is my strength and my oshield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

o Ps. 3.3.

The LORD is 3their strength, and he is the 4saving strength of his panointed.


Save qthy people, and bless rthine inheritance: 5feed them also, and lift them up for ever.