Psalm 28

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1 Of David. To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. (Ps 18:2; Ps 35:22; Ps 39:12; Ps 83:1; Ps 88:4; Ps 109:1; Ps 143:7)2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.[1] (1Ki 8:29; Ps 5:7; Ps 119:48; Ps 134:2; Ps 138:2; Ps 140:6; Ps 141:2; La 2:19; 1Ti 2:8)3 Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts. (Ps 5:9; Ps 12:2; Ps 26:9; Ps 55:21; Ps 62:4; Jer 9:8; Eze 32:20)4 Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward. (Ps 137:8; Jer 50:15; Jer 50:29; 2Ti 4:14; Re 18:6)5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. (Job 34:27; Isa 5:12)6 Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. (Ps 28:2)7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. (Ps 3:3; Ps 11:1; Ps 69:30)8 The Lord is the strength of his people;[2] he is the saving refuge of his anointed. (Ps 20:6; Ps 140:7)9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. (De 9:29; De 32:9; Ps 78:71; Isa 40:11; Isa 46:3; Isa 63:9)