A psalm of David. Bless the LORD, who is my rock. He gives me strength for war and skill for battle.
He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my deliverer. He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in him. He subdues the nations a under me.
O LORD, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us?
For we are like a breath of air; our days are like a passing shadow.
Bend down the heavens, LORD, and come down. Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.
Release your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies! Release your arrows and confuse them!
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)