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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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