The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield

Psalm 28

1 To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock:
a Do not be silent to me,
b Lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications
When I cry to You,
c When I lift up my hands d toward Your holy sanctuary.

3 Do not 1 take me away with the wicked
And with the workers of iniquity,
e Who speak peace to their neighbors,
But evil is in their hearts.
4 f Give them according to their deeds,
And according to the wickedness of their endeavors;
Give them according to the work of their hands;
Render to them what they deserve.
5 Because g they do not regard the works of the LORD,
Nor the operation of His hands,
He shall destroy them
And not build them up.

6 Blessed be the LORD,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
7 The LORD is h my strength and my shield;
My heart i trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.

8 The LORD is 2 their strength,
And He is the j saving refuge of His 3 anointed.
9 Save Your people,
And bless k Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
l And bear them up forever.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 35:22
    This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me.
    Psalms 39:12
    Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
    Psalms 83:1
    Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 88:4
    I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength.
    Psalms 143:7
    Answer me speedily, O LORD; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
    Proverbs 1:12
    Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 5:7
    But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 138:2
    I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 12:2
    They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
    Psalms 55:21
    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
    Psalms 62:4
    They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah
    Jeremiah 9:8
    Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 62:12
    Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.
    2 Timothy 4:14
    Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.
    Revelation 18:6
    Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.
    Revelation 22:12
    And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 5:12
    The harp and the strings, The tambourine and flute, And wine are in their feasts; But they do not regard the work of the LORD, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 18:2
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
    Psalms 59:17
    To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 13:5
    But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
    Psalms 112:7
    He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 20:6
    Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:29
    'Yet they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your mighty power and by Your outstretched arm.'
    Deuteronomy 32:9
    For the LORD's portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.
    1 Kings 8:51
    (for they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out of Egypt, out of the iron furnace).
    Psalms 33:12
    Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
    Psalms 106:40
    Therefore the wrath of the LORD was kindled against His people, So that He abhorred His own inheritance.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:31
    'and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.'
    Isaiah 63:9
    In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them All the days of old.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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