Praise for God’s Deliverance
1Then David ⚓spoke to the Lord the words of this song, on the day when the Lord had ⚓delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
2And he ⚓said:
⚓“The Lordis my rock and my ⚓fortress and my deliverer;
3The God of my strength, ⚓in whom I will trust;
My ⚓shield and the ⚓horn of my salvation,
My ⚓stronghold and my ⚓refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence.
4I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
5“When the waves of death surrounded me,
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
6The ⚓sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
7In my distress ⚓I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He ⚓heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry entered His ears.
8“Then ⚓the earth shook and trembled;
⚓The foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken,
Because He was angry.
9Smoke went up from His nostrils,
And devouring ⚓fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
10He ⚓bowed the heavens also, and came down
With ⚓darkness under His feet.
11He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
And He was seen ⚓upon the wings of the wind.
12He made ⚓darkness canopies around Him,
Dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
13From the brightness before Him
Coals of fire were kindled.
14“The Lord⚓thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice.
15He sent out ⚓arrows and scattered them;
Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them.
16Then the channels of the sea ⚓were seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered,
At the ⚓rebuke of the Lord,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17“He⚓ sent from above, He took me,
He drew me out of many waters.
18He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me;
For they were too strong for me.
19They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my ⚓support.
20⚓He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He ⚓delighted in me.
21“The⚓Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the ⚓cleanness of my hands
He has recompensed me.
22For I have ⚓kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
23For all His ⚓judgments were before me;
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.
24I was also ⚓blameless before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
25Therefore ⚓the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to my cleanness in His eyes.
26“With ⚓the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
27With the pure You will show Yourself pure;
And ⚓with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
28You will save the ⚓humble people;
But Your eyes are on ⚓the haughty, that You may bring them down.
29“For You are my ⚓lamp, O Lord;
The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.
30For by You I can run against a troop;
By my God I can leap over a ⚓wall.
31As for God, ⚓His way is perfect;
⚓The word of the Lordis proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
32“For ⚓who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
33God is my ⚓strength and power,
And He ⚓makes my way ⚓perfect.
34He makes my feet ⚓like the feet of deer,
And ⚓sets me on my high places.
35He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your gentleness has made me great.
37You ⚓enlarged my path under me;
So my feet did not slip.
38“I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them;
Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
39And I have destroyed them and wounded them,
So that they could not rise;
They have fallen ⚓under my feet.
40For You have ⚓armed me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me ⚓those who rose against me.
41You have also given me the ⚓necks of my enemies,
So that I destroyed those who hated me.
42They looked, but there was none to save;
Even⚓to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
43Then I beat them as fine ⚓as the dust of the earth;
I trod them ⚓like dirt in the streets,
And I spread them out.
44“You⚓ have also delivered me from the strivings of my people;
You have kept me as the ⚓head of the nations.
⚓A people I have not known shall serve me.
45The foreigners submit to me;
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
46The foreigners fade away,
And come frightened ⚓from their hideouts.
47“The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let God be exalted,
The ⚓Rock of my salvation!
48It is God who avenges me,
And ⚓subdues the peoples under me;
49He delivers me from my enemies.
You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the ⚓violent man.
50Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among ⚓the Gentiles,
And sing praises to Your ⚓name.
51“He⚓ is the tower of salvation to His king,
And shows mercy to His ⚓anointed,
To David and ⚓his descendants forevermore.”