Psalm 28
Contemporary English Version

(By David.)

A Prayer for Help

1Only you, Lord,

are a mighty rock!+

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 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.


28.1 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.

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