To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock,
don’t be silent to me,
lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You,
when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Don’t take me away with the wicked
and with the workers of iniquity,
who speak peace to their neighbors with evil in their hearts.
Give them according to their deeds,
and according to the wickedness of their endeavors.
Give them according to the work of their hands
because they do not regard the works of the Lord,
nor the operation of His hands.
He shall destroy them and not build them up.
Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
The Lord is my strength and my shield.
My heart trusted in Him and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices
and with my song I will praise Him.
The Lord is their strength and He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
and bear them up forever. Psalm 28