3 The God of my strength, fin whom I will trust;
My Savior, You save me from violence.
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
The floods of ungodliness 2made me afraid.
6 The ksorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
7 In my distress lI called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He mheard my voice from His temple,
And my cry entered His ears.
8 “Then nthe earth shook and trembled;
Because He was angry.
And devouring pfire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
10 He qbowed the heavens also, and came down
With rdarkness under His feet.
12 He made tdarkness canopies around Him,
Dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Coals of fire were kindled.
14 “The Lord uthundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice.
15 He sent out varrows and scattered them;
Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them.
16 Then the channels of the sea wwere seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered,
At the xrebuke of the Lord,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17 “He ysent from above, He took me,
He drew me out of many waters.
From those who hated me;
For they were too strong for me.
But the Lord was my zsupport.
20 aHe also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He bdelighted in me.
21 “The cLord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the dcleanness of my hands
He has recompensed me.
22 For I have ekept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
23 For all His fjudgments were before me;
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
24 I was also gblameless before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
According to 6my cleanness in His eyes.
26 “With ithe merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
And jwith the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
But Your eyes are on lthe haughty, that You may bring them down.
29 “For You are my mlamp, O Lord;
The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.
By my God I can leap over a nwall.
31 As for God, oHis way is perfect;
pThe word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
32 “For qwho is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
And vsets me on my high places.
35 He teaches my hands 2to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Your gentleness has made me great.
37 You wenlarged my path under me;
So my feet did not slip.
Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
So that they could not rise;
They have fallen xunder my feet.
40 For You have yarmed me with strength for the battle;
So that I destroyed those who hated me.
Even bto the Lord, but He did not answer them.
43 Then I beat them as fine cas the dust of the earth;
I trod them dlike dirt in the streets,
And I 5spread them out.
You have kept me as the fhead of the nations.
gA people I have not known shall serve me.
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
Blessed be my Rock!
Let God be exalted,
The iRock of my salvation!
And jsubdues the peoples under me;
You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the kviolent man.
50 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among lthe Gentiles,
And sing praises to Your mname.
51 “He nis the tower of salvation to His king,
And shows mercy to His oanointed,
To David and phis descendants forevermore.”
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