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)
Hear my cry for mercy(D)
    as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my hands(E)
    toward your Most Holy Place.(F)

Do not drag me away with the wicked,
    with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
    but harbor malice in their hearts.(G)
Repay them for their deeds
    and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have done(H)
    and bring back on them what they deserve.(I)

Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord
    and what his hands have done,(J)
he will tear them down
    and never build them up again.

Praise be to the Lord,(K)
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.(L)
The Lord is my strength(M) and my shield;
    my heart trusts(N) in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,(O)
    and with my song I praise him.(P)

The Lord is the strength(Q) of his people,
    a fortress of salvation(R) for his anointed one.(S)
Save your people(T) and bless your inheritance;(U)
    be their shepherd(V) and carry them(W) forever.

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord,(X) you heavenly beings,(Y)
    ascribe to the Lord glory(Z) and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.(AA)

The voice(AB) of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory(AC) thunders,(AD)
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.(AE)
The voice of the Lord is powerful;(AF)
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.(AG)
He makes Lebanon leap(AH) like a calf,
    Sirion[b](AI) like a young wild ox.(AJ)
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.(AK)
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.(AL)
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c](AM)
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”(AN)

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;(AO)
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.(AP)
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;(AQ)
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.(AR)


  1. Psalm 29:2 Or Lord with the splendor of
  2. Psalm 29:6 That is, Mount Hermon
  3. Psalm 29:9 Or Lord makes the deer give birth

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