This God - how perfect are his deeds, how dependable his words! He is like a shield for all who seek his protection.
The Lord alone is God; God alone is our defense.
This God is my strong refuge; he makes a my pathway safe.
He makes me sure-footed as a deer; 1 he keeps me safe on the mountains.
He trains me for battle, so that I can use the strongest bow.
O Lord, you protect me and save me; your help has made me great.
You have kept me from being captured, and I have never fallen.
I pursue my enemies and defeat them; I do not stop until I destroy them.
I strike them down, and they cannot rise; they lie defeated before me.
You give me strength for the battle and victory over my enemies.
You make my enemies run from me; I destroy those who hate me.
They look for help, but no one saves them; they call to the Lord, but he does not answer.
I crush them, and they become like dust; I trample on them like mud in the streets.
You saved me from my rebellious people and maintained my rule over the nations; people I did not know have now become my subjects.
Foreigners bow before me; when they hear me, they obey.
They lose their courage and come trembling b from their fortresses.
The Lord lives! Praise my defender! Proclaim the greatness of the strong God who saves me!
He gives me victory over my enemies; he subdues the nations under me
and saves me from my foes. O Lord, you give me victory over my enemies and protect me from violent men.
And so I praise you among the nations; 2 I sing praises to you.
God gives great victories to his king; he shows constant love to the one he has chosen, to David and his descendants forever.