To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, athe servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of bthis song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,
1 bbI will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
4 The ||sorrows of death compassed me,
And the floods of †ungodly men made me afraid.
5 The ||sorrows of hell compassed me about:
The snares of death dprevented me.
6 ddIn my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried unto my God:
He heard my voice out of his temple,
And my cry came before him, even into his ears.
The foundations also eof the hills moved
And were shaken, because he was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke †out of his nostrils,
And ffire out of his mouth devoured:
Coals were kindled by it.
And darkness was under his feet.
Yea, he did gfly upon the wings of the wind.
His pavilion round about him
Were hdark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
iHail stones and coals of fire.
And the Highest gave his voice;
iHail stones and coals of fire.
And he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
15 Then jthe channels of waters were seen,
And the foundations of the world were discovered
At thy rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
He drew me out of ||many waters.
And from them which hated me: jjfor they were too strong for me.
18 They dprevented me in the day of my calamity:
But the Lord was my stay.
He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
And kI did not put away his statutes from me.
23 I was also upright †before him,
And I kept myself from mine iniquity.
According to the cleanness of my hands †in his eyesight.
With an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
And with the froward thou wilt ||shew thyself froward.
But wilt bring down lhigh looks.
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by thee I have ||run through a troop;
And by my God have I leaped over a wall.
The word of the Lord is ||tried:
He is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Or who is a rock save our God?
And nmaketh my way perfect.
And setteth me upon my high places.
So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
And ||thy gentleness hath made me great.
That †my feet did not slip.
Neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
They are fallen under my feet.
Thou hast †subdued under me those that rose up against me.
That I might destroy them that hate me.
41 qThey cried, but there was none to save them:
Even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
And thou hast made me the head of the heathen:
A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 †As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me:
45 †The strangers shall fade away,
And be afraid out of their close places.
And let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that †avengeth me,
Yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me:
Thou hast delivered me from the †violent man.
And sing praises unto thy name.
And sheweth mercy to uhis anointed,
To David, and to his seed for evermore.
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