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Psalm 18 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength. 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies. 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me. 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears. 6 In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the mountains quaked And were shaken, because he was wroth. 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet. 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind. 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, Hailstones and coals of fire. 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 15 The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
16 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters. 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; For they were too mighty for me. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God.
22 For all his ordinances were before me, And I put not away his statutes from me. 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I was also perfect with him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity. 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect; 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward. 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down. 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness. 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
29 For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall. 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
30 As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him. 30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock, besides our God, 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect? 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 He maketh my feet like hinds' [feet]: And setteth me upon my high places. 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
34 He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass. 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy gentleness hath made me great. 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
37 I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed. 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet. 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me. 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41 They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not. 41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets. 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.
43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; Thou hast made me the head of the nations: A people whom I have not known shall serve me. 43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations; people I did not know are subject to me.
44 As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me. 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 The foreigners shall fade away, And shall come trembling out of their close places. 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
46 Jehovah liveth; And blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation, 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 Even the God that executeth vengeance for me, And subdueth peoples under me. 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 He rescueth me from mine enemies; Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man. 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name. 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore. 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.