He trains my hands for war until my arms can bend a bow of bronze;
"You give me your shield, which is salvation, your right hand holds me up, your humility makes me great.
You lengthen the steps I can take, yet my ankles do not turn.
"I pursued my enemies and overtook them, without turning back until they were destroyed.
I crushed them, so that they can't get up; they have fallen under my feet.
"For you braced me with strength for the battle and bent down my adversaries beneath me.
You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed those who hated me.
"They cried out, but there was no one to help, even to ADONAI, but he didn't answer.
I pulverized them like dust in the wind, threw them out like mud in the streets.
"You also freed me from the quarrels of my people. You made me head of the nations; a people I did not know now serve me
the moment they hear of me, they obey me, foreigners come cringing to me.