Ps 18:1 I love You, O Jehovah, my strength.

Ps 18:2 Jehovah is my crag and my fortress and my Deliverer; / My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; / My shield and the horn of my salvation, my high retreat.

Ps 18:3 I called upon Jehovah, who is worthy of praise, / And from my enemies I was saved.

Ps 18:4 The cords of death encompassed me; / And the torrents of destruction assailed me.

Ps 18:5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; / The snares of death confronted me.

Ps 18:6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah / And cried out to my God. / He heard my voice from His temple, / And my cry before Him came to His ears.

Ps 18:7 Then the earth shook and quaked, / And the foundations of the mountains trembled and shook about, / For He was furious.

Ps 18:8 Smoke went up from His nostrils, / And fire from His mouth devoured; / Coals blazed forth from Him.

Ps 18:9 He bowed the heavens down and descended, / And deep darkness was under His feet.

Ps 18:10 He rode upon a cherub and did fly; / He darted upon the wings of the wind.

Ps 18:11 He made darkness His hiding place, His pavilion around Him: / Dark waterclouds, thick clouds of the skies.

Ps 18:12 Out of the brightness before Him there broke through His clouds / Hail and fiery coals.

Ps 18:13 Then Jehovah thundered in heaven, / And the Most High uttered His voice.

Ps 18:14 And He sent forth His arrows and scattered my enemies; / And He shot forth lightning bolts and discomfited them.

Ps 18:15 The channels of the sea were seen, / And the foundations of the habitable land were laid bare / At Your rebuke, O Jehovah, / At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

Ps 18:16 He reached forth from on high; He took me; / He drew me out of great waters.

Ps 18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy / And from those who hate me, for they were too mighty for me.

Ps 18:18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, / But Jehovah became my support.

Ps 18:19 He brought me forth to a place broad and free; / He rescued me, for He took delight in me.

Ps 18:20 Jehovah has recompensed me according to my righteousness; / According to the cleanness of my hands He has repaid me.

Ps 18:21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah / And have not acted wickedly by turning away from my God.

Ps 18:22 For all His judgments were before me, / And I did not turn His statutes away from me.

Ps 18:23 I was perfect toward Him, / And I kept myself from my iniquity.

Ps 18:24 Therefore Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, / According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

Ps 18:25 With the faithful You show Yourself faithful, / With a perfect man You show Yourself perfect,

Ps 18:26 With the pure You show Yourself pure, / And with the perverse You show Yourself contrary.

Ps 18:27 For it is You who save the afflicted people, / But the haughty eyes You bring down;

Ps 18:28 For it is You who light my lamp; / Jehovah my God lights up my darkness;

Ps 18:29 For by You I can run up against a troop; / Indeed by my God I can leap over a wall.

Ps 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; / The word of Jehovah is tried. / He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Ps 18:31 For who is God other than Jehovah, / And who is a rock but our God?

Ps 18:32 The God who girds me with strength / And makes my way perfect,

Ps 18:33 Who makes my feet like hinds’ feet / And sets me on my high places,

Ps 18:34 Who teaches my hands to wage war / So that my arms may bend a bronze bow.

Ps 18:35 And You have given me the shield of Your salvation, / And Your right hand supports me; / And Your condescending gentleness has made me great.

Ps 18:36 You have broadened the places of my steps under me, / And my feet have not slipped.

Ps 18:37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them, / And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

Ps 18:38 I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise up; / They fell under my feet.

Ps 18:39 And You girded me with strength for war; / You brought down under me those who rose up against me.

Ps 18:40 You also made my enemies turn their back to me, / And I annihilated those who hated me.

Ps 18:41 They cried out, but there was no one to save them; / They cried out to Jehovah, but He did not answer them.

Ps 18:42 Then I beat them like dust before the wind; / Like the mud of the streets I pounded them.

Ps 18:43 You rescued me from the strivings of the people; / You have made me the head of the nations; / A people whom I had not known serves me.

Ps 18:44 At the mere hearing of a report, they obey me; / Foreigners come cringing to me;

Ps 18:45 Foreigners are discouraged / And come quaking out of their fortresses.

Ps 18:46 Jehovah lives; and blessed be my rock, / And exalted be the God of my salvation,

Ps 18:47 The God who executes vengeance for me / And subdues peoples under me,

Ps 18:48 Who rescues me from my enemies. / Indeed You exalted me above those who rise up against me; / From the violent man You delivered me.

Ps 18:49 Therefore I give thanks to You among the nations, O Jehovah; / And I will sing psalms to Your name.

Ps 18:50 It is He who magnifies salvation to His king / And executes lovingkindness to His anointed, / To David and to his seed forever.

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