"As for God, his way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
For who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is a solid rock?
God is my strong fortress; he has made my way safe.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, leading me safely along the mountain heights.
He prepares me for battle; he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze.
You have given me the shield of your salvation; your help a has made me great.
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
"I chased my enemies and destroyed them; I did not stop until they were conquered.
I consumed them; I struck them down so they could not get up; they fell beneath my feet.
You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.
You made them turn and run; I have destroyed all who hated me.
They called for help, but no one came to rescue them. They cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer them.
I ground them as fine as the dust of the earth; I swept them into the gutter like dirt.
"You gave me victory over my accusers. You preserved me as the ruler over nations; people I don't even know now serve me.
Foreigners cringe before me; as soon as they hear of me, they submit.
They all lose their courage and come trembling from their strongholds.
"The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be exalted!
He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he subdues the nations under me
and rescues me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents.
For this, O LORD, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing joyfully to your name.
You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)