Psalm of David
1 O Jehovah, I call to you. O my rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. If you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit grave.
2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I call to you for help, when I lift my hands in prayer toward your most holy place.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked and with troublemakers who speak of peace with their neighbors but have evil in their hearts.
4 Pay them back for what they have done, for their evil deeds. Pay them back for what their hands have done, and give them recompense.
5 Jehovah will tear them down and never build them up again. This is because they never consider what he has done or what his hands have made.
6 Blessed is Jehovah for he has heard my prayer supplication!
7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted him, so I received help. My heart is triumphant and I thank him with my song.
8 Jehovah is the strength of his people and a fortress for the victory of his anointed.
9 Save your people, and bless those who belong to you. Be their shepherd, and carry them forever.