1 O Lord, 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 into the pit. 2 Hear my prayer for mercy when I call to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your most holy place. 3 Do not drag me away with wicked people, 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 what they deserve. 5 The Lord will tear them down and never build them up again, because they never consider what he has done or what his hands have made.
6 Thank the Lord! He has heard my prayer for mercy! 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted him, so I received help. My heart is triumphant; I give thanks to him with my song. 8 The Lord is the strength of his people and a fortress for the victory of his Messiah.[a] 9 Save your people, and bless those who belong to you. Be their shepherd, and carry them forever.
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