David praiseth God for his manifold and marvellous blessings.
Psalms 18:1 To the Overseer.By a servant of Jehovah, by David, who hath spoken to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul, and he saith:I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength. Psalms 18:2 Jehovah [is] my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God [is] my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower. Psalms 18:3 The 'Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved. Psalms 18:4 Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid. Psalms 18:5 Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death. Psalms 18:6 In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears. Psalms 18:7 And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shakebecause He hath wrath. Psalms 18:8 Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it. Psalms 18:9 And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet. Psalms 18:10 And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind. Psalms 18:11 He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. Psalms 18:12 From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire. Psalms 18:13 And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire. Psalms 18:14 And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them. Psalms 18:15 And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger. Psalms 18:16 He sendeth from aboveHe taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters. Psalms 18:17 He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I. Psalms 18:18 They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me. Psalms 18:19 And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me. Psalms 18:20 Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me. Psalms 18:21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God. Psalms 18:22 For all His judgments [are] before me, And His statutes I turn not from me. Psalms 18:23 And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity. Psalms 18:24 And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes. Psalms 18:25 With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect. Psalms 18:26 With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler, Psalms 18:27 For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall. Psalms 18:28 For ThouThou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness. Psalms 18:29 For by Thee I runa troop! And by my God I leap a wall. Psalms 18:30 God! perfect [is] His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield [is] He to all those trusting in Him. Psalms 18:31 For who [is] God besides Jehovah? And who [is] a rock save our God? Psalms 18:32 God! who is girding me [with] strength, And He maketh perfect my way. Psalms 18:33 Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand. Psalms 18:34 Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms. Psalms 18:35 And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand doth support me, And Thy lowliness maketh me great. Psalms 18:36 Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden. Psalms 18:37 I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed. Psalms 18:38 I smite them, and they are not able to rise, They fall under my feet, Psalms 18:39 And Thou girdest me [with] strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me. Psalms 18:40 As to mine enemiesThou hast given to me the neck, As to those hating meI cut them off. Psalms 18:41 They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them. Psalms 18:42 And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out. Psalms 18:43 Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do serve me. Psalms 18:44 At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, Psalms 18:45 Sons of a stranger fade away, And are slain out of their close places. Psalms 18:46 Jehovah livethand blessed [is] my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation. Psalms 18:47 Godwho is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me, Psalms 18:48 My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me. Psalms 18:49 Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise, Psalms 18:50 Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seedunto the age!