A psalm of David.
1Lord, my Rock, I call out to you.
Pay attention to me.
If you remain silent, I will die.
I will be like those who have gone down into the grave.
2Hear my cry for your favor
when I call out to you for help.
Hear me when I lift up my hands in prayer
toward your Most Holy Room.
3Don't drag me away with sinners.
Don't drag me away with those who do evil.
They speak in a friendly way to their neighbors.
But their hearts are full of hatred.
4Pay them back for their evil actions.
Pay them back for what their hands have done.
Give them exactly what they should get.
5They don't care about the Lord's mighty acts.
They don't care about what his hands have done.
So he will tear them down.
He will never build them up again.
6Give praise to the Lord.
He has heard my cry for his favor.
7The Lord gives me strength. He is like a shield that keeps me safe.
My heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart jumps for joy.
I will sing and give thanks to him.
8The Lord gives strength to his people.
He guards and saves his anointed king.
9Save your people. Bless those who belong to you.
Be their shepherd. Take care of them forever.
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