28 O Lord, my defender, I call to you. Listen to my cry! If you do not answer me, I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead. 2 Hear me when I cry to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy Temple. 3 Do not condemn me with the wicked, with those who do evil— those whose words are friendly, but who have hatred in their hearts.
4 Punish them for what they have done, for the evil they have committed. Punish them for all their deeds; give them what they deserve! 5 They take no notice of what the Lord has done or of what he has made; so he will punish them and destroy them forever.
6 Give praise to the Lord; he has heard my cry for help. 7 The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs.
8 The Lord protects his people; he defends and saves his chosen king. 9 Save your people, Lord, and bless those who are yours. Be their shepherd, and take care of them forever.
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