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Psalm 18

To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servant of Jehovah, who spoke unto Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said,
1 I love You, O Jehovah, my strength.
2 Jehovah is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my Mighty God, my rock wall, in whom I will trust; He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be delivered from my enemies.
4 The cords of death have surrounded me, and the floods of the wicked made me afraid.
5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death have confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, into His ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; and the foundations of the hills quaked and were shaken, because He was angry.
8 Smoke went up out of His nostrils, and fire devoured out of His mouth; coals were kindled by it.
9 He also bowed the heavens and came down, and darkness was under His feet.
10 And He rode upon a cherub, and soared; yea, He flew swiftly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness His secret place; His pavilion around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
12 From the brightness before Him, His dark clouds passed over with hailstones and coals of fire.
13 Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave forth His voice, hailstones and coals of fire.
14 Yea, He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He shot out lightnings and confounded them.
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at Your rebuke, O Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
16 He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity; but Jehovah was my support.
19 He brought me forth also into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
20 Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He has given back to me.
21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all His judgments were before me, and I did not put away His Statutes from me.
23 I was also perfect before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.
24 Therefore Jehovah has given back to me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a perfect man You will show Yourself perfect;
26 with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the crooked You will show Yourself twisted.
27 For You will save the lowly people, but will bring down lofty looks.
28 For You will light my lamp; Jehovah my God will cause my darkness to shine.
29 For by You I run against a troop; and by my God I leap over a wall.
30 As for the Mighty God, His way is perfect; the Word of Jehovah is tested; He is a shield to all those who trust in Him.
31 For who is God besides Jehovah? Or, who is a Rock except our God?
32 It is the Mighty God who clasps me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of bronze is stretched by my arms.
35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your right hand has held me up, and Your meekness has made me great.
36 You enlarged the place for my steps under me, so that my feet have not slipped.
37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; nor did I turn back until they were destroyed.
38 I have shattered them, and they cannot rise again; they have fallen under my feet.
39 For You have clasped me with strength for the battle; You bowed down under me those who rose up against me.
40 You have also given me the necks of my enemies; so that I annihilated those who hated me.
41 They cried out for help, but there was no one to deliver; even to Jehovah, but He did not answer them.
42 Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like the dirt in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; You have made me the head of the nations; a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; the children of foreigners shall cower before me.
45 The children of foreigners shall fall down and come trembling out of their holes.
46 Jehovah lives! Blessed be my rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted!
47 It is the Mighty God who avenges me, and puts the people to flight.
48 He delivers me from my enemies; yea, You lift me up above those who rise up against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.
49 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Jehovah, among the nations, and make music unto Your name,
50 who gives great deliverance to His king, and deals mercy to His anointed, to David and to his seed forevermore.
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