| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Prayer for Help, and Praise for Its Answer|
|A Psalm of David.|
| ||UNTO thee, O Jehovah, will I call:|
My rock, be not thou deaf unto me;
Lest, if thou be silent unto me,
I become like them that go down into the pit.
| ||Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee,|
When I lift up my hands toward 1 thy holy oracle.
| ||Draw me not away with the wicked,|
And with the workers of iniquity;
That speak peace with their neighbors,
But mischief is in their hearts.
| ||Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings:|
Give them after the operation of their hands;
Render to them their desert.
| ||Because they regard not the works of Jehovah,|
Nor the operation of his hands,
He will break them down and not build them up.
| ||Blessed be Jehovah,|
Because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
| ||Jehovah is my strength and my shield;|
My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped:
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
And with my song will I praise him.
| ||Jehovah is their strength,|
And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance:
Be their shepherd also, and bear them up for ever.
|Note 1. Or, toward the innermost place of thy sanctuary. [back]|