1 To you, Yahweh, I call.
My rock, donít be deaf to me;
Lest, if you are silent to me,
I would become like those who go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you,
When I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Donít draw me away with the wicked,
With the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors,
But mischief is in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of
Give them according to the operation of their hands.
Bring back on them what they deserve.
5 Because they donít regard the works of Yahweh,
Nor the operation of his hands,
He will break them down and not build them up.
6 Blessed be Yahweh,
Because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
7 Yahweh is my strength and my shield.
My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices.
With my song I will thank him.
8 Yahweh is their strength.
He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
9 Save your people,
And bless your inheritance.
Be their shepherd also,
And bear them up forever.
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