Good News Translation (GNB)
28

A Prayer for HelpPs 28 Hebrew title: By David.

281O LORD, my defender, I call to you.

Listen to my cry!

If you do not answer me,

I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead.

2Hear me when I cry to you for help,

when I lift my hands towards your holy Temple.

3Do not condemn me with the wicked,

with those who do evil —

those whose words are friendly,

but who have hatred in their hearts.

4

28.4:
Rev 22.12
Punish them for what they have done,

for the evil they have committed.

Punish them for all their deeds;

give them what they deserve!

5They take no notice of what the LORD has done

or of what he has made;

so he will punish them

and destroy them for ever.

6Give praise to the LORD;

he has heard my cry for help.

7The LORD protects and defends me;

I trust in him.

He gives me help and makes me glad;

I praise him with joyful songs.

8The LORD protects his people;

he defends and saves his chosen king.

9Save your people, LORD,

and bless those who are yours.

Be their shepherd,

and take care of them for ever.