My savior, You save me from violence.
4 “I call upon the Lord, awho is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.
5 “For athe waves of death encompassed me;
The snares of death confronted me.
7 “aIn my distress I called upon the Lord,
Yes, I 1cried to my God;
And from His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.
8 “Then athe earth shook and quaked,
bThe foundations of heaven were trembling
And were shaken, because He was angry.
9 “Smoke went up 1out of His nostrils,
aFire from His mouth devoured;
bCoals were kindled by it.
With athick darkness under His feet.
11 “aAnd He rode on a cherub and flew;
A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.
aCoals of fire were kindled.
14 “aThe Lord thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice.
15 “aAnd He sent out arrows, and scattered them,
Lightning, and 1routed them.
The foundations of the world were 1laid bare
By the rebuke of the Lord,
aAt the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17 “aHe sent from on high, He took me;
bHe drew me out of many waters.
From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
aBut the Lord was my support.
20 “aHe also brought me forth into a broad place;
He rescued me, bbecause He delighted in me.
21 “aThe Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
bAccording to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
22 “aFor I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not acted wickedly against my God.
23 “aFor all His ordinances were before me,
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from 1them.
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
25 “aTherefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to my cleanness before His eyes.
27 aWith the pure You show Yourself pure,
28 “aAnd You save an afflicted people;
bBut Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
29 “aFor You are my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness.
By my God I can leap over a wall.
bThe word of the Lord is tested;
cHe is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
32 “aFor who is God, besides the Lord?
bAnd who is a rock, besides our God?
33 “aGod is my strong fortress;
bAnd sets me on my high places.
35 “aHe trains my hands for battle,
bSo that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 “You have also given me athe shield of Your salvation,
And Your 1help makes me great.
37 “aYou enlarge my steps under me,
And my 1feet have not slipped.
38 “I pursued my enemies and adestroyed them,
And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
And athey fell under my feet.
41 “You have also amade my enemies turn their backs to me,
And I 1destroyed those who hated me.
42 “aThey looked, but there was none to save;
bEven to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
43 “aThen I pulverized them as the dust of the earth;
bI crushed and stamped them as the mire of the streets.
44 “aYou have also delivered me from the contentions of my people;
bYou have kept me as head of the nations;
cA people whom I have not known serve me.
45 “aForeigners pretend obedience to me;
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
46 “Foreigners 1lose heart,
48 aThe God who executes vengeance for me,
bAnd brings down peoples under me,
You even lift me above athose who rise up against me;
bYou rescue me from the violent man.
50 “aTherefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the nations,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
And bshows lovingkindness to His anointed,
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