Psalm 144
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1[i]A Psalm[/i] of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—1By David. The LORD, my protector, deserves praise--the one who trains my hands for battle, and my fingers for war,
2My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.2who loves me and is my stronghold, my refuge and my deliverer, my shield and the one in whom I take shelter, who makes nations submit to me.
3LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?3O LORD, of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should be concerned about them?
4Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.4People are like a vapor, their days like a shadow that disappears.
5Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.5O LORD, make the sky sink and come down! Touch the mountains and make them smolder!
6Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.6Hurl lightning bolts and scatter them! Shoot your arrows and rout them!
7Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners,7Reach down from above! Grab me and rescue me from the surging water, from the power of foreigners,
8Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.8who speak lies, and make false promises.
9I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,9O God, I will sing a new song to you! Accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, I will sing praises to you,
10The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant From the deadly sword.10the one who delivers kings, and rescued David his servant from a deadly sword.
11Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood—11Grab me and rescue me from the power of foreigners, who speak lies, and make false promises.
12That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;12Then our sons will be like plants, that quickly grow to full size. Our daughters will be like corner pillars, carved like those in a palace.
13That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields;13Our storehouses will be full, providing all kinds of food. Our sheep will multiply by the thousands and fill our pastures.
14That our oxen may be well laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets.14Our cattle will be weighted down with produce. No one will break through our walls, no one will be taken captive, and there will be no terrified cries in our city squares.
15Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!15How blessed are the people who experience these things! How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!
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