Psalms 28
(By David.)
A Prayer for Help
1Only you, Lord,
are a mighty rock!#28.1 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.
Don't refuse to help me
when I pray.
If you don't answer me,
I will soon be dead.
2Please listen to my prayer
and my cry for help,
as I lift my hands
toward your holy temple.
3Don't drag me away, Lord,
with those cruel people,
who speak kind words,
while planning trouble.
4 # Rev 22.12. Treat them as they deserve!
Punish them for their sins.
5They don't pay any attention
to your wonderful deeds.
Now you will destroy them
and leave them in ruin.
6I praise you, Lord,
for answering my prayers.
7You are my strong shield,
and I trust you completely.
You have helped me,
and I will celebrate
and thank you in song.
8You give strength
to your people, Lord,
and you save and protect
your chosen ones.
9Come save us and bless us.
Be our shepherd and always
carry us in your arms.

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