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Psalm 18 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. By David the servant of ADONAI, who addressed the words of this song to ADONAI on the day when ADONAI delivered him from the power of all his enemies, including from the power of Sha'ul. He said: "I love you, ADONAI, my strength! 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 "ADONAI is my Rock, my fortress and deliverer, my God, my Rock, in whom I find shelter, my shield, the power that saves me, my stronghold. 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 call on ADONAI, who is worthy of praise; and I am saved from my enemies. 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
4 "For the cords of death surrounded me, the floods of B'liya'al terrified me, 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 the ropes of Sh'ol were wrapped around me, the snares of death lay there before me. 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to ADONAI; I cried out to my God. Out of his temple he heard my voice; my cry reached 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 quaked and shook, the foundations of the mountains trembled. They were shaken because he was angry. 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
8 Smoke arose in his nostrils; out of his mouth came devouring fire; sparks blazed forth from him. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He lowered heaven and came down with thick darkness under his feet. 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He rode on a keruv; he flew, swooping down on 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 canopy thick clouds dark with water. 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 From the brightness before him, there broke through his thick clouds hailstones and fiery coals. 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 "ADONAI also thundered in heaven, Ha'Elyon sounded his voice -hailstones and fiery coals. 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 He sent out arrows and scattered them, shot out lightning and routed them. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 The channels of water appeared, the foundations of the world were exposed at your rebuke, ADONAI, at the blast of breath from your 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 and pulled me out of deep water; 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 he rescued me from my powerful enemy, from those who hated me, for they were stronger than I. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They came against me on my day of disaster, but ADONAI was my support. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out to an open place; he rescued me, because he took pleasure in me. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 ADONAI rewarded me for my uprightness, he repaid me because my hands were clean. 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 ADONAI, I have not done evil by leaving 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 rulings were before me, I did not distance his regulations from me. 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I was pure-hearted with him and kept myself from my sin. 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 "Hence ADONAI repaid me for my uprightness, according to the purity of my hands in his view. 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 With the merciful, you are merciful; with a man who is sincere, you are sincere; 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 with the pure, you are pure; but with the crooked you are cunning. 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 People afflicted, you save; but haughty eyes, you humble. 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 "For you, ADONAI, light my lamp; ADONAI, my God, lights up my darkness. 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With you I can run through a whole troop of men, with my God I can leap 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 ADONAI has been tested by fire; he shields all who 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 but ADONAI? Who is a Rock but our God? 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 "It is God who girds me with strength; he makes my way go straight. 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes me swift, sure-footed as a deer, and enables me to stand on my high places. 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for war until my arms can bend a bow of bronze; 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 "You give me your shield, which is salvation, your right hand holds me up, your humility makes me great. 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
36 You lengthen the steps I can take, yet my ankles do not turn. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
37 "I pursued my enemies and overtook them, without turning back until they were destroyed. 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them, so that they can't get up; they have fallen under my feet. 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 "For you braced me with strength for the battle and bent down my adversaries beneath me. 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed those who hated me. 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41 "They cried out, but there was no one to help, even to ADONAI, but he didn't answer. 41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
42 I pulverized them like dust in the wind, threw them out like mud in the streets. 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.
43 "You also freed me from the quarrels of my people. You made me head of the nations; a people I did not know now 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 the moment they hear of me, they obey me, foreigners come cringing to me. 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 Foreigners lose heart as they come trembling from their fortresses. 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
46 "ADONAI is alive! Blessed is my Rock! Exalted be the God of my salvation, 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 the God who avenges me and subdues peoples under me. 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 He delivers me from my enemies. You lift me high above my enemies, you rescue me from violent men. 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 "So I give thanks to you, ADONAI, among the nations; I sing praises to your name. 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 Great salvation he gives to his king; he displays grace to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever." 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.