Psalms 144
A King Thanks God for Victory#Ps 144 hebrew title: By David.
1Praise the LORD, my protector!
He trains me for battle
and prepares me for war.
2He is my protector and defender,
my shelter and saviour,
in whom I trust for safety.
He subdues the nations under me.
3 # Job 7.17–18; Ps 8.4 LORD, what are mortals, that you notice them;
mere mortals, that you pay attention to them?
4They are like a puff of wind;
their days are like a passing shadow.
5O LORD, tear the sky apart and come down;
touch the mountains, and they will pour out smoke.
6Send flashes of lightning and scatter your enemies;
shoot your arrows and send them running.
7Reach down from above,
pull me out of the deep water, and rescue me;
save me from the power of foreigners,
8who never tell the truth
and lie even under oath.
9I will sing you a new song, O God;
I will play the harp and sing to you.
10You give victory to kings
and rescue your servant David.
11Save me from my cruel enemies;
rescue me from the power of foreigners,
who never tell the truth
and lie even under oath.
12May our sons in their youth
be like plants that grow up strong.
May our daughters be like stately pillars
which adorn the corners of a palace.
13May our barns be filled
with crops of every kind.
May the sheep in our fields
bear young by the tens of thousands.
14May our cattle reproduce plentifully
without miscarriage or loss.
May there be no cries of distress in our streets.
15Happy is the nation of whom this is true;
happy are the people whose God is the LORD!

Good News Bible with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha. Scripture taken from the Good News Bible (r) (Today's English Version Second Edition, UK/British Edition). Copyright © 1992 British & Foreign Bible Society. Used by permission.

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