God-His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is pure.a He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
For who is God besides the Lord? And who is a rock? Only our God.
God is my strong refuge;b He makes my way perfect.c34
He makes my feet like [the feet of] a deer and sets me securely on thed heights.e35
He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation;f Your helpg exalts me.
You widen [a place] beneath me for my steps, and my ankles do not give way.
I pursue my enemies and destroy them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
I wipe them out and crush them, and they do not rise; they fall beneath my feet.
You have clothed me with strength for battle; You subdue my adversaries beneath me.h41
You have made my enemies retreat before me;i I annihilate those who hated me.
They look, but there is no one to save [them]- [they look] to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
I pulverize them like dust of the earth; I crush them and trample them like mud in the streets.
You have freed me from the feuds among my people;j You have appointed me the head of nations; a people I had not known serve me.k45
Foreigners submit to me grudgingly; as soon as they hear, they obey me.
Foreigners lose heart and come trembling from their fortifications.
The Lord lives-may my rock be praised! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.
God-He gives me vengeance and casts down peoples under me.
He frees me from my enemies. You exalt me above my adversaries; You rescue me from violent men.
Therefore I will praise You, Lord, among the nations; I will sing about Your name.
He is a tower of salvation forl His king; He shows loyalty to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.m