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For the choir director. Of the servant of the Lord, David, who spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. s He said:
my fortress, and my deliverer, t
my God, my mountain where I seek refuge,
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, w
and I was saved from my enemies. x
the torrents of destruction terrified me. y
5 The ropes of * Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me. z
and I cried to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice, a
and my cry to Him reached His ears. b
the foundations of the mountains trembled; c
they shook because He burned with anger.
and consuming fire came from His mouth;
9 He parted the heavens and came down, f
a dark cloud beneath His feet.
soaring on the wings of the wind. g
dark storm clouds His canopy around Him. h
12 From the radiance of His presence, i
His clouds swept onward with hail and blazing coals.
13 The Lord thundered from j heaven;
the foundations of the world were exposed,
at Your rebuke, Lord,
at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. o
and took hold of me;
He pulled me out of deep waters. p
and from those who hated me,
for they were too strong for me. q
but the Lord was my support. r
19 He brought me out to a spacious place; s
He rescued me because He delighted in me. t
according to my righteousness; u
He repaid me
according to the cleanness of my hands. v
and have not turned from my God to wickedness. w
22 Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind x
and have not disregarded His statutes. y
23 I was blameless toward Him z
and kept myself from sinning.
according to my righteousness, a
according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. b
You prove Yourself faithful;
with the blameless man
You prove Yourself blameless;
You prove Yourself pure,
but with the crooked
You prove Yourself shrewd. c
27 For You rescue an afflicted people, d
but You humble those with haughty eyes. e
my God illuminates my darkness. f
29 With You I can attack a barrier, g
and with my God I can leap over a wall. h
30 God—His way is perfect; i
the word of the Lord is pure. j
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. k
And who is a rock? Only our God. m
32 God—He clothes me with strength n
and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer o
34 He trains my hands for war; r
my arms can bend a bow of bronze. s
Your right hand upholds me, t
and Your humility exalts me.
36 You widen a place beneath me for my steps, u
and my ankles do not give way. v
I do not turn back until they are wiped out. w
they fall beneath my feet. x
39 You have clothed me with strength for battle; y
You subdue my adversaries beneath me. z
I annihilate those who hate me. c
41 They cry for help, but there is no one to save them d—
they cry to the Lord, but He does not answer them. e
42 I pulverize them like dust before the wind; f
You have appointed me the head of nations; i
a people I had not known serve me. j
and come trembling from their fortifications. m
The God of my salvation is exalted. n
47 God—He gives me vengeance o
and subdues peoples under me. p
You exalt me above my adversaries;
You rescue me from violent men. q
I will sing about Your name. r
50 He gives great victories to His king; s
He shows loyalty to His anointed,
to David and his descendants forever. t
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