3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. (A Psalm of David.) 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Let us then bless his name. 4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. 5 Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 6 Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. The first part of Psalm 26 is a lament, that comes from deep within David's heart. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to … Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like … Save me from being entangled in the snares they have laid for me. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place. God's people are his inheritance, and precious in his eyes. The latter part of the psalm is the thanksgiving of a saint triumphant, and delivered out of his distresses ( v. 6-8 ), to which is added a prophetical prayer for all God’s faithful loyal subjects ( v. 9 ). Let us then bless his name. God shall have the praise of it: thus must we express our gratitude. 1 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. (1-5) Thanksgiving for deliverance. He prays that he may not be numbered with the wicked. 28 Unto thee will I cry, O Lordmy rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. 9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever. Also, lift them up for ever; not only those of that age, but his people in every age to come; lift them up as high as heaven. 28 Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, never more to sink, or be depressed. The psalmist concludes with a short, but comprehensive prayer. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 8 The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed. Save me from being infected with their sins, and from doing as they do. He is pleading for God's deliverance from his enemies and entreating the Lord not to turn His ear away from him. He speaks of the just judgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. – Praise from Prayer Heard and Answered. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. Psalms 28. All rights reserved. It is a prophecy that there will certainly come a day, when God will punish every man who persists in his evil deeds. In Psalm 28, the wicked speak cordially to whom, while having malice in their hearts. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. He prays that God would save them; that he would bless them with all good, especially the plenty of his ordinances, which are food to the soul. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Sinners shall be reckoned with, not only for the mischief they have done, but for the mischief they designed, and did what they could to effect. 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. Chapter 28 The former part of this psalm is the prayer of a saint militant and now in distress ( v. 1-3 ), to which is added the doom of God’s implacable enemies ( v. 4 , v. 5 ). Lord, never leave me to use such arts of deceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin. Believers should not rest till they have received some token that their prayers are heard.