Psalm Eighteen
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Psalm Eighteen

   
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 high tower.
 

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3: I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
 
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 his 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.
 
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 and 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 them.
 
15: Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy 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.
 
17: He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
 
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 hath 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 from me.
 
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 thyself upright;
 
26: With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
 
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 a 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, and 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 consumed.
 
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, but he 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 the streets.
 
43: Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
 
44: As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
 
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 thy name.
 
50: Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.