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Psalms Chapter 18 (Index)

001  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

002  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

003  I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

004  The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

005  The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

006  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

007  Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

008  There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

009  He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

010  And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

011  He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

012  At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

013  The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

014  Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

015  Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

016  He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

017  He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

018  They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

019  He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

020  The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

021  For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

022  For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

023  I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

024  Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

025  With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt show thyself upright;

026  With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt show thyself froward.

027  For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

028  For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

029  For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

030  As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

031  For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

032  It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

033  He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

034  He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

035  Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

036  Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

037  I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

038  I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

039  For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

040  Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

041  They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

042  Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

043  Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

044  As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

045  The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

046  The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

047  It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

048  He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

049  Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

050  Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and showeth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.