|To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the
servant of the
LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day
that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his
from the hand of Saul: And he said,
|1||I will love thee, O
LORD, my strength.
|2||The LORD is my
rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I
will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my
|3||I will call upon the
LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from
|4||The sorrows of death
compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
|5||The sorrows of hell
compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
|6||In my distress I
called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of
temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
|7||Then the earth shook
and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken,
because he was wroth.
||earth shook and trembled|
|8||There went up a smoke
out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were
kindled by it.
|9||He bowed the heavens
also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
|10||And he rode upon a
cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
|11||He made darkness his
secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters
and thick clouds of the skies.
|12||At the brightness
that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones
coals of fire.
|13||The LORD also
thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail
stones and coals of fire.
|14||Yea, he sent out his
arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited
|15||Then the channels of
waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at
rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
|16||He sent from above,
he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
||out of many waters|
|17||He delivered me from
my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong
|18||They prevented me in
the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
|19||He brought me forth
also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
|20||The LORD rewarded me
according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands
he recompensed me.
|21||For I have kept the
ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
|22||For all his
judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes
|23||I was also upright
before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
|24||Therefore hath the
LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the
cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
|25||With the merciful
thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew
|26||With the pure thou
wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself
|27||For thou wilt save
the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
|28||For thou wilt light
my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
|29||For by thee I have
run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
|30||As for God,
his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is
buckler to all those that trust in him.
|31||For who is
God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
|32||It is God
that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
|33||He maketh my feet
like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
|34||He teacheth my hands
to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
|35||Thou hast also given
me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up,
thy gentleness hath made me great.
|36||Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
|37||I have pursued mine
enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were
|38||I have wounded them
that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
|39||For thou hast girded
me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that
rose up against me.
|40||Thou hast also given
me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
|41||They cried, but
there was none to save them: even unto the LORD,
answered them not.
|42||Then did I beat them
small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in
|43||Thou hast delivered
me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the
of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
||head of the heathen|
|44||As soon as they hear
of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto
|45||The strangers shall
fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
|46||The LORD liveth; and
blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
|47||It is God
that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
|48||He delivereth me
from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up
against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
|49||Therefore will I
give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto
giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and
his seed for evermore.
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