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Psalm 144 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord, my protector! He trains me for battle and prepares me for war. 1 Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2 He is my protector and defender, my shelter and savior, in whom I trust for safety. He subdues the nations under 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 Lord, what are mortals, that you notice them; mere mortals, that you pay attention to us? 3 O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
4 We are like a puff of wind; our days are like a passing shadow. 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
5 O Lord, tear the sky open and come down; touch the mountains, and they will pour out smoke. 5 Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
6 Send flashes of lightning and scatter your enemies; shoot your arrows and send them running. 6 Send forth lightning and scatter [the enemies]; shoot your arrows and rout them.
7 Reach down from above, pull me out of the deep water, and rescue me; save me from the power of foreigners, 7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
8 who never tell the truth and lie even under oath. 8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
9 I will sing you a new song, O God; I will play the harp and sing to you. 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10 You give victory to kings and rescue your servant David. 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.
11 Save me from my cruel enemies; rescue me from the power of foreigners, who never tell the truth and lie even under oath. 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
12 May our sons in their youth be like plants that grow up strong. May our daughters be like stately columns which adorn the corners of 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 May our barns be filled with crops of every kind. May the sheep in our fields bear young by the tens of thousands. 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 May our cattle reproduce plentifully without miscarriage or loss. May there be no cries of distress 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 Happy is the nation of whom this is true; happy are the people whose God is the Lord! 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.