Psalms 144
Psalm 144
A King’s Prayer
Of David.
1Blessed be the Lord, my rock#1Sm 2:2; Ps 18:2; 19:14; 92:15; 95:1; Is 26:4
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare.#Ps 18:34
2He is my faithful love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer.
He is my shield,#Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 28:7; 115:9-11; Pr 2:7 and I take refuge in him;#2Sm 22:3; Ps 18:2; 71:1-3; 91:4; 144:2; Pr 30:5
he subdues my people#144:2 Some Hb mss, DSS, Aq, Syr, Tg, Jer read subdues peoples; 2Sm 22:48; Ps 18:47 under me.#Ps 18:39,47
3 Lord, what is a human that you care for him,
a son of man#144:3 Or a mere mortal that you think of him?#Jb 7:17; Ps 8:4; Heb 2:6
4A human is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.#Ps 102:11; 109:23
5 Lord, part your heavens and come down.#2Sm 22:10; Ps 18:9-10
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.#Ps 104:32
6Flash your lightning and scatter the foe;#144:6 Lit scatter them
shoot your arrows and rout them.#Ps 18:14; Hab 3:11; Zch 9:14
7Reach down#144:7 Lit down your hands from on high;#Ps 18:16
rescue me from deep water, and set me free
from the grasp of foreigners#Ps 69:14
8whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.#Ps 12:2; 41:6; 106:26
9God, I will sing a new song to you;
I will play on a ten-stringed harp for you#Ps 33:2-3; 40:3  —
10the one who gives victory to kings,
who frees his servant David
from the deadly sword.#Ps 18:50
11Set me free and rescue me
from foreigners#Ps 69:14
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.#Ps 12:2; 41:6; 106:26
12Then our sons will be like plants
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style.#Ps 92:12-14; 128:3
13Our storehouses will be full,
supplying all kinds of produce;#Ps 107:37-38
our flocks will increase by thousands
and tens of thousands in our open fields.#Pr 3:9-10
14Our cattle will be well fed.#144:14 Or will bear heavy loads, or will be pregnant
There will be no breach in the walls,
no going into captivity,#144:14 Or be no plague, no miscarriage
and no cry of lament in our public squares.#Is 24:11; Jr 14:2
15Happy are the people with such blessings.
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.#Ps 33:12

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