Psalm 144 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord, my Rock, who trains me for war, who trains me for battle. 1 Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2 He protects me like a strong, walled city, and he loves me. He is my defender and my Savior, my shield and my protection. He helps me keep my people under control. 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, why are people important to you? Why do you even think about human beings? 3 O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
4 People are like a breath; their lives are like passing shadows. 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
5 Lord, tear open the sky and come down. Touch the mountains so they will smoke. 5 Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
6 Send the lightning and scatter my enemies. Shoot your arrows and force them away. 6 Send forth lightning and scatter [the enemies]; shoot your arrows and rout them.
7 Reach down from above. Save me and rescue me out of this sea of enemies, from these foreigners. 7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
8 They are liars; they are dishonest. 8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
9 God, I will sing a new song to you; I will play to you on the ten-stringed harp. 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. You save your servant David from cruel swords. 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.
11 Save me, rescue me from these foreigners. They are liars; they are dishonest. 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
12 Let our sons in their youth grow like plants. Let our daughters be like the decorated stones in the Temple. 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 Let our barns be filled with crops of all kinds. Let our sheep in the fields have thousands and tens of thousands of lambs. 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 Let our cattle be strong. Let no one break in. Let there be no war, no screams 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 are those who are like this; happy are the people whose God is the Lord. A psalm of praise. Of David. 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.