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Psalm 18 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 And he said: "I love you, O Yahweh, my strength." 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 Yahweh [is] my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I have taken refuge, my shield and the horn of my deliverance, 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 called upon Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised, and I was saved from my enemies. 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
4 The ropes of death encircled me, and streams of ruin overwhelmed me. 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The ropes of Sheol surrounded me; [the] snares of death confronted me. 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my trouble I called on Yahweh, and to my God I cried for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help came up before his presence 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 quaked, and [the] foundations of [the] mountains trembled, and they staggered 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 went forth from his nose, and fire from his mouth consumed. Burning coals blazed from him. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
9 So he bowed [the] heavens and came down with a thick cloud under his feet. 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
10 And he mounted a cherub and flew, and he swooped down on wings of wind. 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his hiding place; all about him his covering [was] a darkness of waters, {thick clouds}. 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 From the brightness before him his clouds passed over [with] hail and coals of fire. 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 And Yahweh thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice [with] hail and coals of fire. 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 And he shot his arrows and scattered them, and many lightning bolts and routed them. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 Then the channels of [the] sea became visible, and [the] foundations of [the] world were uncovered by your rebuke, O Yahweh, by the {blast} of the wind of your nose. 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 reached from on high; he seized me. He drew me from 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 [those who] hated me because they were stronger than I. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me on the day of disaster, but Yahweh was my support. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 So he brought me out to a spacious 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 Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands he has repaid me. 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 Because I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not acted wickedly against my God, 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God.
22 because all his ordinances [are] before me, and his statutes I have not removed from me, 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 and I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt. 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 Therefore Yahweh has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 To [the] loyal you show yourself loyal. To [the] blameless you show yourself blameless. 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 To [the] pure you show yourself pure. but to [the] wicked you show yourself shrewd. 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 For you deliver humble people, but haughty eyes you humiliate. 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 For you light my lamp; Yahweh, my God, lights up my darkness. 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
29 For with you I can charge a troop, and with my God I can scale a wall. 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
30 This God--his way [is] blameless. The word of Yahweh [is] flawless. He [is] a shield for all those 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 apart from Yahweh, and who [is] a rock except our God? 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 The God who girded me [with] strength, and made safe my way, 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 he made my feet like the deer's, and on my high places he makes me stand. 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, so that 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 also gave me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your humility 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 You enlarged my step under me, and my ankles did not slip. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
37 I chased my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were finished [off]. 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I struck them and they were not able to stand up; they fell under my feet. 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 And you girded me [with] strength for the battle; [those] rising against me you made to kneel under me. 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 And you {made my enemies turn their backs}, then 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 rescuer, [even] to Yahweh, but he did not answer them. 41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
42 And I ground them like dust {in the wind}, I emptied them out like mud 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 You rescued me from strife with people; you set me as head (over) nations. People I did not know served 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 heard}, they obeyed me. [The] children of a foreign land feigned obedience before me. 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 [The] children of a foreign land {lost heart}, and they came trembling from their strongholds. 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
46 Yahweh lives, and blessed [be] my rock, and may the God of my salvation be exalted-- 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 the God who executed vengeance for me, and subdued peoples under me, 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 who delivered me from my enemies. Indeed, you exalted me higher than [those who] rose against me. You delivered me from the man of violence. 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 to you among the nations, O Yahweh, and I will sing [the praise] of your name: 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 the one who makes great victories for his king, and [who] shows loyal love for his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever. 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.