Psalm 144
New American Standard Bible►► 

Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity.

A Psalm of David.

1Blessed be the LORD, my rock,

Who trains my hands for war,

And my fingers for battle;

2My faithfulness and my fortress,

My stronghold and my savior,

My shield and He in whom I take refuge,

Who subdues [a]my people under me.

3LORD, what is man, that You look after him?

Or a son of man, that You think of him?

4Man is like the breath;

His days are like a passing shadow.

5Bend down Your heavens, LORD, and come down;

Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.

6Flash forth lightning and scatter them;

Send out Your arrows and confuse them.

7Reach out with Your hand from on high;

Rescue me and save me from great waters,

From the hand of foreigners

8Whose mouths speak deceit,

And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

9God, I will sing a new song to You;

On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,

10Who gives salvation to kings,

Who rescues His servant David from the evil sword.

11Rescue me and save me from the hand of foreigners,

Whose mouth speaks deceit

And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

12When our sons in their youth are like growing plants,

And our daughters like corner pillars [b]fashioned for a palace,

13Our granaries are full, providing every kind of produce,

And our flocks deliver thousands and ten thousands in our [c]fields;

14May our cattle [d]be bred

Without [e]mishap and without [f]loss,

May there be no outcry in our streets!

15Blessed are the people who are so situated;

Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

[a] 2 Another reading is peoples
[b] 12 Lit cut after the pattern of
[c] 13 Lit outside
[d] 14 Lit be laden
[e] 14 Lit breach
[f] 14 Lit going out; i.e., miscarriage

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