you are my Rock,
do not turn a deaf earb to me.
For if you remain silent,c
I will be like those who go down to the pit.d
2 Hear my cry for mercye
as I call to you for help,
as I lift up my handsf
toward your Most Holy Place.g
with those who do evil,
who speak cordially with their neighbors
but harbor malice in their hearts.h
and for their evil work;
repay them for what their hands have donei
and bring back on them what they deserve.j
and what his hands have done,k
he will tear them down
and never build them up again.
6 Praise be to the Lord,l
for he has heard my cry for mercy.m
7 The Lord is my strengthn and my shield;
my heart trustso in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,p
and with my song I praise him.q
8 The Lord is the strengthr of his people,
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