A psalm written by David
1 Yahweh, I call out to you;
you are like an overhanging rock under which I can hide.
Do not refuse to answer me,
because if you are silent, I will soon be with those who are in their graves.
2 Listen to me when I call out for you to help me,
when I pray, lifting up my hands as I face your sacred temple.
3 Do not drag me away with wicked people,
with those who do wicked deeds,
with those who pretend to act peacefully toward others
while in their inner beings, they hate them.
4 Punish those people in the way that they deserve for what they have done;
punish them for their evil deeds [DOU].
5 Yahweh, they do not pay attention to the wonderful things that you have done and that you have created;
so get rid of them permanently and do not let them appear again!
6 Praise Yahweh
because he has heard me when I called out for him to help me!
7 Yahweh makes me strong and protects me like a shield [MET];
I trusted in him, and he helped me.
I was glad,
and from my inner being I praised him as I sang to him.
8 Yahweh causes us to be strong and protects us;
and he saves me, the one he appointed [MTY] to be king.
9 Yahweh, save/rescue your people;
bless those who belong to you.
Take care of them like a shepherd takes care of his sheep [MET];
take care of them forever.