1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock,l
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
2 He is my loving God and my fortress,m
my strongholdn and my deliverer,
my shield,o in whom I take refuge,
3 Lord, what are human beingsq that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
4 They are like a breath;r
their days are like a fleeting shadow.s
touch the mountains, so that they smoke.v
shoot your arrowsy and rout them.
7 Reach down your hand from on high;z
deliver me and rescue mea
from the mighty waters,b
from the hands of foreignersc
8 whose mouths are full of lies,d
9 I will sing a new songg to you, my God;
on the ten-stringed lyreh I will make music to you,
10 to the One who gives victory to kings,i
who delivers his servant David.j
From the deadly swordk 11 deliver me;
whose mouths are full of lies,n
whose right hands are deceitful.o
will be like well-nurtured plants,p
and our daughters will be like pillarsq
carved to adorn a palace.
13 Our barns will be filledr
with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
by tens of thousands in our fields;
There will be no breaching of walls,t
no going into captivity,
no cry of distress in our streets.u
15 Blessed is the peoplev of whom this is true;
blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.
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