Give praise to the Lord. He is my rock. He trains my hands for war. He trains my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God. He is like a fort to me. He is my place of safety and the One who saves me. He is like a shield that keeps me safe. I go to him for safety. He brings nations under my control.
Lord, what is a human being that you take care of him? What is a son of man that you think about him?
His life doesn't last any longer than a breath. His days are like a shadow that quickly disappears.
Lord, open up your heavens and come down. Touch the mountains, and they will pour out smoke.
Send flashes of lightning and scatter my enemies. Shoot your arrows and chase them away.
My enemies are like a mighty flood. Reach down from heaven and save me. Save me from strangers who attack me.