New American Bible (Revised Edition)
6 [a]Blessed be the Lord,
who has heard the sound of my pleading.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield,
in whom my heart trusts.
I am helped, so my heart rejoices;
with my song I praise him.
8 [b]Lord, you are a strength for your people,
the saving refuge of your anointed.
- 28:6 The psalmist shifts to fervent thanksgiving, probably responding to a priestly or prophetic oracle in Ps 28:5cd (not usually transmitted) assuring the worshiper that the prayer has been heard.
- 28:8 Your people…your anointed: salvation is more than individual, affecting all the people and their God-given leader.