Psalm 28:1-9

(Of David’s.) 28  To you, Jehovah, I call;my Rock, do not be deaf to me,For fear you should keep quiet in my caseand I become such as are those who are down in the Pit; 2  Hear my suppliant voice when I clamor to you,when I raise my hands toward your holy shrine. 3  Do not rake me up with malefactors,with those who practice villainy,That talk peace with their neighborsbut have harm in their hearts. 4  Give them what will match their doings,the viciousness of their practices;Such as the work their hands have done give to them,give them back their own dealings! 5  Because they have no sense of Jehovah’s doingsand of the work his hands have done,he shall tear them down and not rebuild them. 6  Blessed be Jehovahbecause he has heard my suppliant voice. 7  Jehovah is my strength and my song;my heart relies on him,And I am helped, and my heart exults,and with my song I will thank him. 8  Jehovah is might to his people,and his anointed one’s citadel of salvation is he. 9  Save your people and bless your estate,and shepherd them and carry them forever.