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Psalm 28 World English Bible (WEB)

By David.

28 To you, Yahweh, I call.
    My rock, don’t be deaf to me;
    lest, if you are silent to me,
    I would become like those who go down into the pit.
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you,
    when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
Don’t draw me away with the wicked,
    with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors,
    but mischief is in their hearts.
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings.
    Give them according to the operation of their hands.
    Bring back on them what they deserve.
Because they don’t respect the works of Yahweh,
    nor the operation of his hands,
    he will break them down and not build them up.

Blessed be Yahweh,
    because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
Yahweh is my strength and my shield.
    My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices.
    With my song I will thank him.
Yahweh is their strength.
    He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Save your people,
    and bless your inheritance.
Be their shepherd also,
    and bear them up forever.

World English Bible (WEB)

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Psalm 28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

A Prayer for Help, and Praise for Its Answer.

A Psalm of David.

28 To You, O Lord, I call;
My rock, do not be deaf to me,
For if You are silent to me,
I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help,
When I lift up my hands toward [a]Your holy sanctuary.
Do not drag me away with the wicked
And with those who work iniquity,
Who speak peace with their neighbors,
While evil is in their hearts.
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices;
Requite them according to the deeds of their hands;
Repay them their [b]recompense.
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
Nor the deeds of His hands,
He will tear them down and not build them up.

Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
The Lord is [c]their strength,
And He is a [d]saving defense to His anointed.
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 28:2 Lit the innermost place of Your sanctuary
  2. Psalm 28:4 Or dealings
  3. Psalm 28:8 A few mss and ancient versions read the strength of His people
  4. Psalm 28:8 Or refuge of salvation
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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