He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You have given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your humility exalts me.
You widen [a place] beneath me for my steps, and my ankles do not give way.
I pursue my enemies and overtake them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
I crush them, and they cannot get up; they fall beneath my feet.
You have clothed me with strength for battle; You subdue my adversaries beneath me.
You have made my enemies retreat before me;a I annihilate those who hate me.
They cry for help, but there is no one to save [them]- [they cry]to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
I pulverize them like dust before the wind; I trample themb like mud in the streets.
You have freed me from the feuds among the people; You have appointed me the head of nations; a people I had not known serve me.
Foreigners submit to me grudgingly; as soon as they hear,c they obey me.