1 [A melody] of David.
To you I keep calling, O Jehovah my Rock; Do not turn a deaf ear to me. If you keep silent toward me, I will become like those going down to the pit.
2 Hear my pleas when I cry to you for help As I lift up my hands toward the innermost room of your sanctuary.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those practicing what is hurtful, Those who are speaking words of peace with their fellow man while evil is in their hearts.
4 Pay them back for their deeds, According to their evil practices. Repay them for the work of their hands, According to what they have done.
5 For they pay no attention to the activities of Jehovah, Nor to the work of his hands. He will tear them down and not build them up.
6 May Jehovah be praised, For he has heard my pleas for help.
7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield; In him my heart trusts. I have received his help, and my heart rejoices, So I will praise him with my song.
8 Jehovah is a strength for his people; He is a stronghold, bringing grand salvation to his anointed one.
9 Save your people, and bless your inheritance. Shepherd them and carry them in your arms forever.