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28:1 By David.

To you, O Lord, I cry out!

My Protector, do not ignore me.

If you do not respond to me,

I will join those who are descending into the grave.

2 Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help,

when I lift my hands toward your holy temple.

3 Do not drag me away with evil men,

with those who behave wickedly,

who talk so friendly to their neighbors,

while they plan to harm them.

4 Pay them back for their evil deeds.

Pay them back for what they do.

Punish them.

5 For they do not understand the Lord’s actions,

or the way he carries out justice.

The Lord will permanently demolish them.

6 The Lord deserves praise,

for he has heard my plea for mercy.

7 The Lord strengthens and protects me;

I trust in him with all my heart.

I am rescued and my heart is full of joy;

I will sing to him in gratitude.

8 The Lord strengthens his people;

he protects and delivers his chosen king.

9 Deliver your people.

Empower the nation that belongs to you.

Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!

29:1 A psalm of David.

Acknowledge the Lord, you heavenly beings,

acknowledge the Lord’s majesty and power.

2 Acknowledge the majesty of the Lord’s reputation.

Worship the Lord in holy attire.

3 The Lord’s shout is heard over the water;

the majestic God thunders,

the Lord appears over the surging water.

4 The Lord’s shout is powerful;

the Lord’s shout is majestic.

5 The Lord’s shout breaks the cedars;

the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.

6 He makes them skip like a calf,

Lebanon and Sirion like a young ox.

7 The Lord’s shout strikes with flaming fire.

8 The Lord’s shout shakes the wilderness;

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

9 The Lord’s shout bends the large trees

and strips the leaves from the forests.

Everyone in his temple says, “Majestic!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the engulfing waters;

the Lord sits enthroned as the eternal king.

11 The Lord gives his people strength;

the Lord grants his people security.

30:1 A psalm, a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David.

I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up

and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me.

2 O Lord my God,

I cried out to you and you healed me.

3 O Lord, you pulled me up from Sheol;

you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.

4 Sing to the Lord, you faithful followers of his;

give thanks to his holy name.

5 For his anger lasts only a brief moment,

and his good favor restores one’s life.

One may experience sorrow during the night,

but joy arrives in the morning.

6 In my self-confidence I said,

“I will never be shaken.”

7 O Lord, in your good favor you made me secure.

Then you rejected me and I was terrified.

8 To you, O Lord, I cried out;

I begged the Lord for mercy:

9What profit is there in taking my life,

in my descending into the Pit?

Can the dust of the grave praise you?

Can it declare your loyalty?

10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me.

O Lord, deliver me.”

11 Then you turned my lament into dancing;

you removed my sackcloth and covered me with joy.

12 So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent;

O Lord my God, I will always give thanks to you.

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