PC Study Bible Data

1To you I call, O Lord my Rock;

do not turn a deaf ear to me.

For if you remain silent,

I will be like those who have gone down to the pit.

2 Hear my cry for mercy

as I call to you for help,

as I lift up my hands

toward your Most Holy Place.

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,

with those who do evil,

who speak cordially with their neighbors

but harbor malice in their hearts.

Repay them for their deeds

and for their evil work;

repay them for what their hands have done

and bring back upon them what they deserve.

5 Since they show no regard for the works of the Lord

and what his hands have done,

he will tear them down

and never build them up again.

PC Study Bible Data

Petition (verses 1-5)

David turned to the Lord—His God—His rock! He prays the Lord will hear him and hear his request. David states that if the Lord were to remain silent, he would die (the work for “pit”) is a synonym for “grave”) Ever felt like that?

He asks for mercy. (v. 2) He calls for help to the Lord lifting his hands. He asks the Lord to deal with him as he would have the Lord deal with “the wicked”. What a request! David knew his heart was clean; that’s why he could say this!

Can you?