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1 Blessed be the Lord, my rockx
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare.y
my stronghold and my deliverer.
his days are like a passing shadow.ad
5 Lord, part your heavens and come down.ae
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.af
6 Flash your lightning and scatter the foe;E
shoot your arrows and rout them.ag
rescue me from deep water, and set me free
from the grasp of foreignersai
whose right hands are deceptive.a
I will play on a ten-stringed harp for youb—
who frees his servant David
from the deadly sword.c
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.e
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style.f
supplying all kinds of produce;g
our flocks will increase by thousands
and tens of thousands in our open fields.h
14 Our cattle will be well fed.A
There will be no breach in the walls,
no going into captivity,B
and no cry of lament in our public squares.i
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.j
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