Psalm 28

Of David.

To you, Lord, I call;
    you are my Rock,
    do not turn a deaf ear(A) to me.
For if you remain silent,(B)
    I will be like those who go down to the pit.(C)

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28 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

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23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
    into the pit(A) of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful(B)
    will not live out half their days.(C)

But as for me, I trust in you.(D)

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23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

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15 Do not let the floodwaters(A) engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up(B)
    or the pit close its mouth over me.(C)

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15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

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13 For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me(A) from the depths,
    from the realm of the dead.(B)

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13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

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Answer me quickly,(A) Lord;
    my spirit fails.(B)
Do not hide your face(C) from me
    or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

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Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

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12 let’s swallow(A) them alive, like the grave,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;(B)

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12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

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17 Surely it was for my benefit(A)
    that I suffered such anguish.(B)
In your love you kept me
    from the pit(C) of destruction;
you have put all my sins(D)
    behind your back.(E)

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17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

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To the roots of the mountains(A) I sank down;
    the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
    brought my life up from the pit.(B)

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I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.

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