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 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 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.