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1 (A Psalm of David.) 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.

2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

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.

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.

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

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.

8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Commentary for Psalms 28

A prayer in distress. (1-5) Thanksgiving for deliverance. (6-9)

1-5 David is very earnest in prayer. Observe his faith in prayer; God is my rock, on whom I build my hope. Believers should not rest till they have received some token that their prayers are heard. He prays that he may not be numbered with the wicked. Save me from being entangled in the snares they have laid for me. Save me from being infected with their sins, and from doing as they do. Lord, never leave me to use such arts of deceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin. Believers dread the way of sinners; the best are sensible of the danger they are in of being drawn aside: we should all pray earnestly to God for his grace to keep us. Those who are careful not to partake with sinners in their sins, have reason to hope that they shall not receive their plagues. He speaks of the just judgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. #4|. This is not the language of passion or revenge. It is a prophecy that there will certainly come a day, when God will punish every man who persists in his evil deeds. 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. Disregard of the works of the Lord, is the cause of the sin of sinners, and becomes the cause of their ruin.

6-9 Has God heard our supplications? Let us then bless his name. The Lord is my strength, to support me, and carry me on through all my services and sufferings. The heart that truly believes, shall in due time greatly rejoice: we are to expect joy and peace in believing. God shall have the praise of it: thus must we express our gratitude. The saints rejoice in others' comfort as well as their own: we have the less benefit from the light of the sun, nor from the light of God's countenance, for others' sharing therein. The psalmist concludes with a short, but comprehensive prayer. God's people are his inheritance, and precious in his eyes. 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. And direct their actions and overrule their affairs for good. 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. There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, never more to sink, or be depressed. Save us, Lord Jesus, from our sins; bless us, thou Son of Abraham, with the blessing of righteousness; feed us, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, and lift us up for ever from the dust, O thou, who art the Resurrection and the Life.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 28

  • Annie
    A friend of mine shared a powerful video on deliverance at 2:15 am this morning. He told me of a story of a man who was to receive a gift but could not because he was hanging around the wrong people. As christians, it is so important to separate ourselves from those who consistently do evil in Gods sight. We only come into God's fullness when we do, so that we can receive all God has for us.
  • Clark Gordon
    When this body is weak, the mind is slowly decays, we must continue to reach out for our Lord Jesus no matter how week and mindless we become, he 's are only Hope in a world full of sin
  • Vivian
    The lord would always save his people,bless his inheritance,feed them nd lift them up,cos his undying love for us is amazing that he sent his only son nd bcus he honours his words than his name,he remainz faithful.thank you jesus for being EVERYTHING and for EVERYTHING
  • Ifeanyi onuoha
    in the best and it makes me get alli need from God
  • Lilian
    Our God always listen 's and protect us all the time coz He loves us so much. His goodness and mercy is always following us. God has always a good plan for all of us, we might not see his ways and thoughts but his ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts our God is God, He always sent Jesus to us and gave us life and abundance. We must believed on Jesus and continue praising and thanking Jesus for everything he have done to us. Jesus is a good Shephered that always lay his life down to us. Be blessed and Be Rejoice coz God has appointed time to heal us and bless us just keep your faith and obey his commandments.
  • MockingBird for verse 7
    The joy of the Lord is my strength and his word is my shield : my heart trusts in Him and I am helped : therefore my heart is greatly rejoicing and with my song will I Praise Him. Glory to God for His wonderful Salvation !!!!

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In Psalm 28, the wicked speak cordially to whom, while having malice in their hearts?
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