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