Psalms 18
To the Heavenly Worship Leader, [A Psalm (sacred song about or to God)] of David [Beloved], the servant of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], who spoke unto the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] the words of this song in the day [that] the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Sha’ul [Desired]: And he said,
1I will love youi, O Yehovah Khiz’ki [Messiah Pre-Incarnate My Strength].
2Yehovah Sal’i [Messiah Pre-Incarnate {is} My Rock], And my fortress, and my deliverer; El Tzuri [The Living Word My Rock], my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler (round shielf held with a grip), and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.
3I will call upon the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], [who is worthy] to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
6In my distress I called upon the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], and cried unto my God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered]: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even] into his ears.
7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was exceedingly angry.
8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness [was] under his feet.
10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies.
12At the brightness [that was] before him his thick clouds passed, hail [stones] and coals of fire.
13The Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals of fire.
14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and scattered (defeated in battle) them.
15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at youri rebuke (reprimand; strongly warn; restrain), O Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], at the blast of the breath of youri nostrils.
16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] was my stay.
19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
20The Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.
21For I have kept the ways of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], and have not wickedly departed from my God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered].
22For all his judgments [were] before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
24Therefore has the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
25With the merciful youi will show yourself merciful; with an upright man youi will show yourself upright;
26With the pure youi will show yourself pure; and with the perverse (twisted) [habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition] youi will show yourself perverse (twisted) [habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition].
27For youi will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.
28For youi will light my candle: the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] my God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] will enlighten my darkness.
29For by youi I have run through a troop; and by my God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] have I leaped over a wall.
30 [As for] God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], his way [is] perfect: the word of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] is tried: he [is] a buckler (round shielf held with a grip) to all those that trust in him.
31For who [is] God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] save the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate]? or who [is] a Rock save our God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered]?
32 [It is] God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
33He makes my feet like hinds’ [feet], and sets me upon my high places.
34He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35youi have also given me the shield of youri salvation: and youri right hand has held me up, and youri gentleness has made me great.
36youi have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
39For youi have girded me with strength unto the battle: youi have subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40youi have also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
41They cried, but [there was] none to save [them: even] unto the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], but he answered them not.
42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
43youi have delivered me from the strivings of the people; [and] youi have made me the head of the heathen: a people [whom] I have not known shall serve me.
44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
46The Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] lives; and Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) [be] my Rock; and let the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of my salvation be exalted.
47 [It is] God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] that avenges me, and subdues the people under me.
48He delivers me from mine enemies: yea, youi lift me up above those that rise up against me: youi have delivered me from the violent man.
49Therefore will I give thanks unto youi, O Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], among the heathen, and sing praises unto youri name.
50Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David [Beloved], and to his seed forevermore.

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