Psalm 28
My Strength
Of David.
1 Lord, I call to you;
my rock, do not be deaf to me.28:1 Ps 83:1
If you remain silent to me,
I will be like those going down to the Pit.28:1 Ps 88:4; 143:7
2Listen to the sound of my pleading
when I cry to you for help,
when I lift up my hands
toward your holy sanctuary.28:2 Ps 28:2; 134:2; 141:2; 1Tm 2:8

3Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with the evildoers,
who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors
while malice is in their hearts.28:3 Ps 26:9–10
4Repay them according to what they have done —
according to the evil of their deeds.
Repay them according to the work of their hands;
give them back what they deserve.28:4 Jr 50:29; Rv 18:6; 22:12
5Because they do not consider
what the Lord has done
or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and not rebuild them.28:5 Jb 34:26–28; Is 5:12

6Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the sound of my pleading.28:6 Ps 31:22
7The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.28:7 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 119:114
Therefore my heart celebrates,
and I give thanks to him with my song.28:7 Ps 59:17; 69:30

8The Lord is the strength of his people;28:8 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read strength for them
he is a stronghold of salvation for his anointed.28:8 Ps 20:6; 27:1
9Save your people, bless your possession,
shepherd them, and carry them forever.28:9 Ps 33:12; Is 40:11