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Psalm 144


Of David.

Blessed be the Lord, my rockx

who trains my hands for battle

and my fingers for warfare.y

He is my faithful love and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer.

He is my shield,z and I take refuge in him;aa

he subdues my people* under me.ab

Lord, what is a human that you care for him,

a son of manD that you think of him?ac

A human is like a breath;

his days are like a passing shadow.ad

Lord, part your heavens and come down.ae

Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.af

Flash your lightning and scatter the foe;E

shoot your arrows and rout them.ag

Reach downF from on high;ah

rescue me from deep water, and set me free

from the grasp of foreignersai

whose mouths speak lies,

whose right hands are deceptive.a

God, I will sing a new song to you;

I will play on a ten-stringed harp for youb

10 the one who gives victory to kings,

who frees his servant David

from the deadly sword.c

11 Set me free and rescue me

from foreignersd

whose mouths speak lies,

whose right hands are deceptive.e

12 Then our sons will be like plants

nurtured in their youth,

our daughters, like corner pillars

that are carved in the palace style.f

13 Our storehouses will be full,

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

15 Happy are the people with such blessings.

Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.j


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