Psalm 144 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise be to the God of my strength, teaching my hands the use of the sword, and my fingers the art of fighting: 1 Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2 He is my strength, and my Rock; my high tower, and my saviour; my keeper and my hope: he gives me authority over my people. 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 Lord, what is man, that you keep him in mind? or the son of man that you take him into account? 3 O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
4 Man is like a breath: his life is like a shade which is quickly gone. 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
5 Come down, O Lord, from your heavens: at your touch let the mountains give out smoke. 5 Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
6 With your storm-flames send them in flight: send out your arrows for their destruction. 6 Send forth lightning and scatter [the enemies]; shoot your arrows and rout them.
7 Put out your hand from on high; make me free, take me safely out of the great waters, and out of the hands of strange men; 7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
8 In whose mouths are false words, and whose right hand is a right hand of deceit. 8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
9 I will make a new song to you, O God; I will make melody to you on an instrument of ten cords. 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10 It is God who gives salvation to kings; and who kept his servant David from the wounding sword. 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.
11 Make me free, and take me out of the hands of strange men, in whose mouths are false words, and whose right hand is a right hand of deceit. 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
12 Our sons are like tall young plants; and our daughters like the shining stones of a king's house; 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 Our store-houses are full of all good things; and our sheep give birth to thousands and ten 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 Our oxen are well weighted down; our cows give birth safely; there is no going out, and there is no cry of sorrow in our open places. 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 Happy is the nation whose ways are so ordered: yes, happy is the nation whose God is the Lord. 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.