And Davidspake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies , and out of the hand of Saul:2
And he said , The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ;
The God of my rock; in him will I trust : he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour ; thou savest me from violence.4
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved from mine enemies .
When the wavesa of deathcompassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid ;
The sorrowsb of hell compassed me about ; the snares of deathprevented me;
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.8
Then the earthshook and trembled ; the foundations of heavenmoved and shook , because he was wroth .
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,c and fire out of his mouthdevoured : coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down ; and darkness was under his feet.11
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly : and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.12
And he madedarknesspavilions round about him, darkdwaters, and thick clouds of the skies.13
Through the brightness before him were coals of firekindled .
The LORDthundered from heaven, and the most Highuttered his voice.15
And he sent outarrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
And the channels of the seaappeared , the foundations of the world were discovered , at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.17
He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of manyewaters;18
He delivered me from my strongenemy , and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.20
He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
The LORDrewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.23
For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.25
Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight .
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful , and with the uprightman thou wilt shew thyself upright .
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure ; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury .f28
And the afflictedpeople thou wilt save : but thine eyes are upon the haughty , that thou mayest bring them down .
For thou art my lamp,g O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.30
For by thee I have runh through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.31
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried :i he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
For who is God,save the LORD? and who is a rock,save our God?33God is my strength and power: and he makethj my wayperfect.34
He makethk my feetlikehinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.35
He teacheth my hands to war;l so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.36
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great .
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feetm did not slip .
I have pursued mine enemies , and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise : yea, they are fallen under my feet.40
For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subduedn under me.
Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies , that I might destroy them that hate me.
They looked , but there was none to save ; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad .
Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
45Strangersoshallsubmit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear , they shall be obedient unto me.
46Strangersshall fade away , and they shall be afraid out of their close places.47
The LORDliveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.48
It is God that avengethp me, and that bringeth down the people under me,
And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies : thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violentman.50
Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.51
He is the tower of salvation for his king: and shewethmercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seedforevermore.