be not deaf toward me, lest if thou answer me not,
I be like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry unto
thee, when I hold up my hands toward thine holy
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with
the workers of iniquity: which speak friendly to their
neighbors, when malice is in their hearts.
4 Reward them according to their deeds, and
according to the wickedness of their inventions:
recompense them after the work of their hands:
render them their reward.
5 For they reward not the works of the Lord,
nor the operation of his hands: therefore break them
down, and build them not up.
6 Praised be the Lord, for he hath heard the
voice of my petitions.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield: mine heart
trusted in him, and I was helped: therefore mine heart
shall rejoice, and with my song will I praise him.
8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the strength
of the deliverances of his anointed.
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance:
feed them also, and exalt them forever.