1aBlessed be Yahweh, my rock, the one who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war--
my loyal love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and [one] in whom I take refuge, the one who subdues peoplesb under me.
O Yahweh, what [is] humankind that you take knowledge of him, [or the] son of man that you take thought of him?
Humankind is like a breath, his days like a passing shadow.
O Yahweh, bow the heavens and come down; touch the mountains so that they smoke.
Flash forth lightning and scatter them; dispatch your arrows and rout them.