“A psalm of David.
Be not deaf to me!
If you are silent to me,
I shall be like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my supplication!
I cry to you for help!
I lift up my hands
Toward your most holy sanctuary.”
Once again, this short Psalm 28, a psalm of David, continues the concept of deliverance from enemies just as the preceding psalms had done. David wanted Yahweh to listen to his cries. Yahweh was his rock. If he did not hear anything he would go down to the pit, the graveyard or the underground death of Sheol. Not only was he crying out, he was lifting up his hands towards the holy sanctuary, the Temple of Yahweh.