Psalm 28



My Strength

1 To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.

1 {A Psalm of David.} 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.

1 Lord, I call to You; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If You remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit.

1 To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.

1 Unto You do I cry, O Lord my Rock, be not deaf and silent to me, lest, if You be silent to me, I become like those going down to the pit [the grave].

2 Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

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

2 Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

2 Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

2 Hear the voice of my supplication as I cry to You for help, as I lift up my hands toward Your innermost sanctuary (the Holy of Holies).

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

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.

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors, while malice is in their hearts.

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who practice iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while harboring evil in their hearts.

3 Drag me not away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but malice and mischief are in their hearts.

4 Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.

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.

4 Repay them according to what they have done- according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve.

4 Reward them according to their deeds; according to the evil of their actions. Reward them based on what they do; give them what they deserve.

4 Repay them according to their work and according to the wickedness of their doings; repay them according to the work of their hands; render to them what they deserve.

5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.

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.

5 Because they do not consider what the Lord has done or the work of His hands, He will tear them down and not rebuild them.

5 Because they do not understand the deeds of the LORD or the work of his hands, He will tear them down and never build them up.

5 Because they regard not the works of the Lord nor the operations of His hands, He will break them down and not rebuild them.

6 Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.

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

6 May the Lord be praised, for He has heard the sound of my pleading.

6 Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the sound of my supplications.

6 Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

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.

7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I received help. My heart rejoices, and I give thanks to him with my song.

7 The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

8 The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

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

8 The Lord is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

8 The LORD is the strength of his people; he is a refuge of deliverance for his anointed.

8 The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.

9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

9 Save Your people, bless Your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.

9 Deliver your people and bless your inheritance! Shepherd them and lift them up forever! A Davidic Psalm.

9 Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.



Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org