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{[A Psalm] of David.}
Unto thee, Jehovah, do I call;
my rock, be not silent unto me, lest, [if] thou keep silence toward me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
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Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward the oracle of thy holiness.
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Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbours, and mischief is in their heart.
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Give them according to their doing, and according to the wickedness of their deeds;
give them after the work of their hands, render to them their desert.
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For they regard not the deeds of Jehovah, nor the work of his hands: he will destroy them, and not build them up.
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Blessed be Jehovah, for he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
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Jehovah is my strength and my shield;
my heart confided in him, and I was helped: therefore my heart exulteth, and with my song will I praise him.
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Jehovah is their strength;
and he is the stronghold of salvation to his anointed one.
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Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance;
and feed them, and lift them up for ever.