This God--his way is perfect; the promise of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
"For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
This God is my strong refuge, and has made my way safe.
He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights.
He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy help made me great.
Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip;
I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and did not turn back until they were consumed.
I consumed them; I thrust them through, so that they did not rise; they fell under my feet.
For thou didst gird me with strength for the battle; thou didst make my assailants sink under me.
Thou didst make my enemies turn their backs to me, those who hated me, and I destroyed them.
They looked, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.
I beat them fine as the dust of the earth, I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.
"Thou didst deliver me from strife with the peoples; thou didst keep me as the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me.
Foreigners came cringing to me; as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
Foreigners lost heart, and came trembling out of their fastnesses.
"The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
the God who gave me vengeance and brought down peoples under me,
who brought me out from my enemies; thou didst exalt me above my adversaries, thou didst deliver me from men of violence.
"For this I will extol thee, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to thy name.
Great triumphs he gives to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David, and his descendants for ever."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)