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For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.m
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,q
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,t
and I have been saved from my enemies.u
4 The cords of deathv entangled me;
the torrentsw of destruction overwhelmed me.
the snares of deathx confronted me.
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;a
my cry cameb before him, into his ears.
and the foundations of the mountains shook;e
they trembled because he was angry.f
8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;g
consuming fireh came from his mouth,
burning coalsi blazed out of it.
9 He parted the heavens and came down;j
dark cloudsk were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubiml and flew;
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presenceq clouds advanced,
13 The Lord thunderedt from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.d
14 He shot his arrowsu and scattered the enemy,
and the foundationsx of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke,y Lord,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.z
he drew me out of deep waters.a
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,b
from my foes, who were too strong for me.c
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,d
but the Lord was my support.e
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;f
he rescued me because he delighted in me.g
20 The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;h
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;k
I am not guilty of turningl from my God.
22 All his laws are before me;m
I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blamelessn before him
and have kept myself from sin.
24 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,o
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the purer you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.s
27 You save the humblet
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.u
28 You, Lord, keep my lampv burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.w
with my God I can scale a wall.
30 As for God, his way is perfect:y
The Lord’s word is flawless;z
31 For who is God besides the Lord?c
And who is the Rockd except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strengthe
and keeps my way secure.f
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;g
he causes me to stand on the heights.h
34 He trains my hands for battle;i
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
and your right hand sustainsj me;
your help has made me great.
36 You provide a broad pathk for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.l
37 I pursued my enemiesm and overtook them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
they fell beneath my feet.p
39 You armed me with strengthq for battle;
you humbled my adversariesr before me.
40 You made my enemies turn their backss in flight,
and I destroyedt my foes.
41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save themu—
to the Lord, but he did not answer.v
42 I beat them as fine as windblown dust;w
I trampled themf like mud in the streets.
you have made me the head of nations.x
People I did not knowy now serve me,
44 foreignersz cower before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
45 They all lose heart;a
47 He is the God who avengesh me,
who subdues nationsi under me,
You exalted me above my foes;
from a violent manl you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;m
he shows unfailing love to his anointed,p
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