1Blessed be the LORD, 1my rock, Who 2trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
My lovingkindness and 3my fortress, My 4stronghold and my deliverer, My 5shield and He in whom I takerefuge, Who 6subduesamy peopleunder me.
O LORD, 7what is man, that You takeknowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
48Man is like a merebreath; His 9days are like a passingshadow.
510Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and 11comedown; 12Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
6Flashforth13lightning and scatter them; Send out Your 14arrows and confuse them.
7Stretchforth Your hand15from on high; Rescue me and 16deliver me out of greatwaters, Out of the hand of 17aliens8Whosemouths18speakdeceit, And whose 19righthand is a righthand of falsehood.
I will sing a 20newsong to You, O God; Upon a 21harp of tenstrings I will singpraises to You,
Who 22givessalvation to kings, Who 23rescuesDavid His servant from the evilsword.
11Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of 24aliens , Whosemouth25speaksdeceit And whose 26righthand is a righthand of falsehood.
Let our sons in their youth be as 27grown-upplants, And our daughters as 28corner pillars bfashioned as for a palace;
Let our 29garners be full, furnishingeverykind of produce, And our flocksbringforththousands and tenthousands in our cfields;
Let our 30cattledbearWithoute31mishap and withoutf32loss, Let there be no33outcry in our streets!
How blessed are the peoplewho are so situated; How 34blessed are the peoplewhoseGod is the LORD!