1I cry to You, O יהוה my Rock: Do not be deaf to me! For if You are silent to me, I shall be like those who go down to the pit.
2Hear the voice of my prayers when I cry to You, When I lift up my hands Toward Your Set-apart Speaking Place.
3Do not draw me away with the wrong And with the workers of wickedness, Who speak peace to their neighbours, But evil is in their hearts.
4Give to them according to their deeds, And according to the evil of their practices; Give to them according to the work of their hands; Bring back to them what they deserve.
5Because they do not heed the works of יהוה, Nor the works of His hands, He throws them down, And does not build them up.
6Blessed be יהוה, Because He has heard the voice of my prayers!
7יהוה is my strength, and my shield; My heart has trusted in Him, and I have been helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I thank Him.
8יהוה is the strength of His people, And He is the stronghold of deliverance of His anointed.
9Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; And be their Shepherd, and bear them up forever.