THE BOOK OF
David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and grant his petitions—He prays: Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance.
A PSALM OF DAVID.
thee will I cry, O Lord
my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if
thou be asilent
to me, I become like them that go down into the bpit
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy aoracle
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which aspeak bpeace
to their neighbours, but cmischief is
in their hearts.
Give them according to their adeeds
, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their bdesert
Because they regard not the aworks
of the Lord
, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
The Lord is
my strength and my shield; my heart atrusted
in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.