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!
Reach down from heaven and rescue me; deliver me from deep waters, from the power of my enemies.
Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie.
I will sing a new song to you, O God! I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp.
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)