1 May the Lord, my rock, be praised, o
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare. p
my stronghold and my deliverer.
the son of man, that You think of him? u
his days are like a passing shadow. v
5 Lord, part Your heavens and come down. w
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke. x
6 Flash Your lightning and scatter the foe; y
shoot Your arrows and rout them. z
rescue me from deep water, and set me free
from the grasp of foreigners c
whose right hands are deceptive. d
I will play on a ten-stringed harp for You e—
who frees His servant David
from the deadly sword. f
from the grasp of foreigners g
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive. h
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style. i
supplying all kinds of produce; j
our flocks will increase by thousands
and tens of thousands in our open fields. k
14 Our cattle will be well fed. l
There will be no breach in the walls,
no going into captivity, m
and no cry of lament in our public squares. n
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.