Psalms 144
A Psalm off David.
1Blessed be the LORD my rock,
Which teacheth my hands to war,
And my fingers to fight:
2My lovingkindness, and my fortress,
My high tower, and my deliverer;
My shield, and he in whom I trust;
Who subdueth my people under me.
3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?
4Man is like to vanity:
His days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down:
Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them;
Send out thine arrows, and discomfit them.
7Stretch forth thine hand from above;
Rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters,
Out of the hand of strangers;
8Whose mouth speaketh vanity,
And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
Upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:
Who rescueth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of strangers,
Whose mouth speaketh vanity,
And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth;
And our daughters as corner stones hewn after the fashion of a palace;
13 When our garners are full, affording all manner of store;
And our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14 When our oxen are well laden;
When there is no breaking in, and no going forth,
And no outcry in our streets;
15Happy is the people, that is in such a case:
Yea, happy is the people, whose God is the LORD.

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