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The first book of Psalms, song 28, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 28

New English Translation

   By David.
   1 To you, O LORD, I cry out! My protector, do not ignore me! If you do not respond to me, I will join those who are descending into the grave. 2 Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy temple!
   3 Do not drag me away with evil men, with those who behave wickedly, who talk so friendly to their neighbors, while they plan to harm them!
   4 Pay them back for their evil deeds! Pay them back for what they do! Punish them!
   5 For they do not understand the LORD's actions, or the way he carries out justice. The LORD will permanently demolish them.
   6 The LORD deserves praise, for he has heard my plea for mercy!
   7 The LORD strengthens and protects me; I trust in him with all my heart. I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to him in gratitude.
   8 The LORD strengthens his people; he protects and delivers his chosen king.
   9 Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to you! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!

King James Version

   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 toward thy holy oracle.
   3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
   4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: 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 for ever.

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