Psalm 28

A Psalm of David.

1 To thee, O Lord, have I cried; my God, be not silent toward me: lest thou be silent toward me, and so I should be likened to them that go down to the pit. 2 Hearken to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy temple. 3 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. 4 Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their devices: give them according to the works of their hands; render their recompense unto them. 5 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.

6 Blessed be the Lord, for he has hearkened to the voice of my petition. 7 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 1give praise to him. 8 The Lord is the strength of his people, and the 2saving defender of his anointed.

9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: and take care of them, and lift them up for ever.

Psalm 29

A Psalm of David on the occasion of the solemn assembly of the Tabernacle.

1 Bring to the Lord, ye sons of God, bring to the Lord young rams; bring to the Lord glory and honour. 2 Bring to the Lord glory, due to his name; worship the lord in his holy court.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory has thundered: the Lord is upon many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is mighty; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. 5 There is the voice of the Lord who breaks the cedars; the Lord will break the cedars of Libanus. 6 And he will beat them small, even Libanus itself, like a calf; and the beloved one is as a young unicorn. 7 There is a voice of the Lord who divides a flame of fire. 8 A voice of the Lord who shakes the wilderness; the Lord will shake the wilderness of Cades. 9 The voice of the Lord 3strengthens the hinds, and will uncover the thickets: and in his temple every one speaks of his glory. 10 The Lord will dwell on the waterflood: and the Lord will sit a king for ever. 11 The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.

1 Or, confess to him.

2 Gr. defender of the salvation of.

3 Gr. participle.


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