"As for God, his way is perfect;1 the word of the LORD is flawless.2 He is a shield3 for all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock4 except our God?533
It is God who arms me with strengtha and makes my way perfect.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;6 he enables me to stand on the heights.735
He trains my hands8 for battle; my arms can bend a bow9 of bronze.
You give me your shield10 of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
You broaden the path11 beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
"I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
I crushed12 them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.1341
You made my enemies turn their backs14 in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
They cried for help,15 but there was no one to save them--16 to the LORD, but he did not answer.1743
I beat them as fine as the dust18 of the earth; I pounded and trampled19 them like mud20 in the streets.
"You have delivered21 me from the attacks of my people; you have preserved22 me as the head of nations. People23 I did not know are subject to me,
and foreigners come cringing24 to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.2546
They all lose heart; they come tremblingb26 from their strongholds.
"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted27 be God, the Rock, my Savior!2848
He is the God who avenges29 me,30 who puts the nations under me,
who sets me free from my enemies.31 You exalted me32 above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises33 to your name.3451
He gives his king great victories;35 he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,36 to David37 and his descendants forever."38