The Bible in Its Traditions

Psalms 28:1–9

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A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O YHWH, do 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.

UNTO thee have I cried, O my God; be not silent to me, lest, if thou be silent to 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 Thy holy Sanctuary.

Hearken to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy temple.

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Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity; who speak peace with their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.

Draw not away my soul with sinners, and destroy me not with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbours, but evils are in their hearts.

Do not draw me away together with sinners; and let me not perish with those who work iniquity, who speak peacefully to their neighbor, yet evils are in their hearts.

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Give them according to their deeds, and according to the evil of their endeavours; give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

Give to them according to their works and according to the wickedness of their inventions. Assign to them according to the works of their hands. Repay them with their own retribution.

Reward them according to their deeds and according to their evil doings.

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Because they give no heed to the works of YHWH, nor to the operation of His hands; He will break them down and not build them up.

Because they have not attended to the works of the Lord, even to the works of his hands, thou shalt pull them down, and shalt not build them up.

Since they have not understood the works of the Lord and the works of his hands, you will destroy them, and you will not build them up.

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Blessed be YHWH, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications.

Blessed be the Lord, for he has hearkened to the voice of my petition.

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YHWH is my strength and my shield, in Him hath my heart trusted, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my song will I praise Him.

The Lord is my helper and my defender; my heart has hoped in him, and I am helped: my flesh has revived, and willingly will I give praise to him.

The LORD is my helper and my protector; my heart trusted in him, and I am happy; I will praise him with glorious song.

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YHWH is a strength unto them; and He is a stronghold of salvation to His anointed.

The Lord is the strength of his people, and the saving defender of his anointed.

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Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; and tend them, and carry them for ever.

O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance, and reign over them and exalt them, even unto eternity.