Psalm 144 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Bless the LORD, my rock, who taught my hands how to fight, who taught my fingers how to do battle! 1 Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2 God is my loyal one, my fortress, my place of safety, my rescuer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, and the one who subdues people before me. 2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
3 What are human beings, LORD, that you know them at all? What are human beings that you even consider them? 3 O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
4 Humans are like a puff of air; their days go by like a shadow. 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
5 LORD, part your skies and come down! Touch the mountains so they smoke! 5 Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
6 Flash lightning and scatter the enemy! Shoot your arrows and defeat them! 6 Send forth lightning and scatter [the enemies]; shoot your arrows and rout them.
7 Stretch out your hand from above! Rescue me and deliver me from deep water, from the power of strangers, whose mouths speak lies, 7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
8 and whose strong hand is a strong hand of deception! 8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
9 I will sing a new song to you, God. I will sing praises to you on a ten-stringed harp, 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10 to you—the one who gives saving help to rulers, and who rescues his servant David from the evil sword. 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver me from the power of strangers, whose mouths speak lies, and whose strong hand is a strong hand of deception, 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
12 so that our sons can grow up fully, in their youth, like plants; so that our daughters can be like pillars carved to decorate a palace; 12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
13 so that our barns can be full, providing all kinds of food; so that our flocks can be in the thousands— even tens of thousands—in our fields; 13 Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;
14 so that our cattle can be loaded with calves; so that there won't be any breach in the walls, no exile, no outcries in our streets! 14 our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.
15 The people who have it like this are truly happy! The people whose God is the LORD are truly happy! 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.