1 A Psalm of David. I will cry to You, O LORD; my Rock, do not be deaf to me, lest, [if] You be silent to me, I become like those who go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my prayers, when I cry to You, when I lift up my hands toward Your Holy Place.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, yet evil [is] in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their practices, give them according to the work of their hands; give them what they deserve.
5 Because they do not pay attention to the works of the LORD and to the work of His hands, He shall destroy them and never build them up.
6 Blessed [is] the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my prayers.
7 The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song I will praise Him.
8 The LORD [is] a strength to them, and He [is] the saving strength of His anointed.
9 Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; feed them also, and lift them up forever.