“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold and my refuge,
my savior; you save me from violence.
and I am saved from my enemies.
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
the snares of death confronted me.
to my God I called.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry came to his ears.
the foundations of the heavens trembled
and quaked, because he was angry.
and devouring fire from his mouth;
glowing coals flamed forth from him.
thick darkness was under his feet.
he was seen on the wings of the wind.
thick clouds, a gathering of water.
coals of fire flamed forth.
and the Most High uttered his voice.
lightning, and routed them.
the foundations of the world were laid bare,
at the rebuke of the Lord,
at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
he drew me out of many waters.
from those who hated me,
for they were too mighty for me.
but the Lord was my support.
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.
according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
and from his statutes I did not turn aside.
and I kept myself from guilt.
according to my cleanness in his sight.
with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.
and my God lightens my darkness.
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
And who is a rock, except our God?
and has made my way blameless.
and set me secure on the heights.
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
and your gentleness made me great.
and my feet did not slip;
and did not turn back until they were consumed.
they fell under my feet.
you made those who rise against me sink under me.
those who hated me, and I destroyed them.
they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.
you kept me as the head of the nations;
people whom I had not known served me.
as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
and came trembling out of their fortresses.
and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
and brought down peoples under me,
you exalted me above those who rose against me;
you delivered me from men of violence.
and sing praises to your name.
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring forever.”