The Lord is my rock, 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 perdition 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 upon the wings of the wind.
thick clouds, a gathering of water.
coals of fire flamed forth.
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 mighty waters.
from those who hated me;
for they were too mighty for me.
but the Lord was my stay.
he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed 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 you show yourself blameless;
and with the crooked you show yourself perverse.
but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.
the Lord lightens my darkness.
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
the promise of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
And who is a rock, except our God?
33 The God who has girded me with strengtha
has opened wide my path.b
34 He made myc feet like the feet of deer,
and set me secure on the heights.
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
and your helpd has made me great.
and my feet do not slip;
and did not turn back until they were consumed.
they fell under my feet.
you made my assailants 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.
44 You delivered me from strife with the peoples;e
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 strongholds.
and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
and brought down peoples under me,
you exalted me above my adversaries,
you delivered me from the violent.
and sing praises to your name.
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.
Q Ms Gk Syr Vg Compare Ps 18:32: MT God is my strong refuge
Meaning of Heb uncertain
Another reading is his
Q Ms: MT your answering
Gk: Heb from strife with my people