A Psalm of David.
my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and
my fingers to fight:*†
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he
in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.‡
3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;§
8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10 It is he
that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.**
11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
That our sons may be
as plants grown up in their youth; that
our daughters may be
as corner stones, polished after
the similitude of a palace:††
our garners may be
full, affording all manner of store: that
our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:‡‡
our oxen may be
strong to labour; that there be
no breaking in, nor going out; that there be
no complaining in our streets.§§
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
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