Psalms Chapter 28 – David prayeth for the people. (A Psalm of David.)

1 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my rock; be not silent to me; lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.


2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands towards thy holy oracle.


3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.


4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.


5 Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.


6 Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.


7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.


8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.


9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance; feed them also, and lift them up forever.