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Psalms 144

Psalms 144:1  
Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands to war, and my fingers to battle—

Psalms 144:2  
my loving kindness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues my people under me.

Psalms 144:3  
Yahweh, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?

Psalms 144:4  
Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.

Psalms 144:5  
Part your heavens, Yahweh, and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

Psalms 144:6  
Throw out lightning, and scatter them. Send out your arrows, and rout them.

Psalms 144:7  
Stretch out your hand from above, rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, out of the hands of foreigners,

Psalms 144:8  
whose mouths speak deceit, whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Psalms 144:9  
I will sing a new song to you, God. On a ten-stringed lyre, I will sing praises to you.

Psalms 144:10  
You are he who gives salvation to kings, who rescues David, his servant, from the deadly sword.

Psalms 144:11  
Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hands of foreigners, whose mouths speak deceit, whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Psalms 144:12  
Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

Psalms 144:13  
Our barns are full, filled with all kinds of provision. Our sheep produce thousands and ten thousands in our fields.

Psalms 144:14  
Our oxen will pull heavy loads. There is no breaking in, and no going away, and no outcry in our streets.

Psalms 144:15  
Happy are the people who are in such a situation. Happy are the people whose God is Yahweh.


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