Psalm 18 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I love you, Lord. You are my strength. 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my protection, my Savior. My God is my rock. I can run to him for safety. He is my shield and my saving strength, my defender. 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 will call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I will be 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 came around me; the deadly rivers overwhelmed me. 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The ropes of death wrapped around me. The traps of death were before me. 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my trouble I called to the Lord. I cried out to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my call for help 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 The earth trembled and shook. The foundations of the mountains began to shake. They trembled because the Lord was angry. 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
8 Smoke came out of his nose, and burning fire came out of his mouth. Burning coals went before him. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He tore open the sky and came down with dark clouds under his feet. 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He rode a creature with wings and flew. He raced 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 covering, his shelter around him, surrounded by fog and clouds. 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence came clouds with hail and lightning. 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven; the Most High raised his voice, and there was hail and lightning. 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies. His many bolts of lightning confused them with fear. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 Lord, you spoke strongly. The wind blew from your nose. Then the valleys of the sea appeared, and the foundations of the earth were seen. 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 The Lord reached down from above and took me; he pulled me from the deep water. 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He saved me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They attacked me at my time of trouble, but the Lord supported me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He took me to a safe place. Because he delights in me, he saved me. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The Lord spared me because I did what was right. Because I have not done evil, he has rewarded me. 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 I have followed the ways of the Lord; I have not done evil by turning away from my God. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God.
22 I remember all his laws and have not broken his rules. 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I am innocent before him; I have kept myself from doing evil. 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 The Lord rewarded me because I did what was right, because I did what the Lord said was right. 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 Lord, you are loyal to those who are loyal, and you are good to those who are good. 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 You are pure to those who are pure, but you are against those who are bad. 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble, but you bring down those who are proud. 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 Lord, you give light to my lamp. My God brightens the darkness around me. 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With your help I can attack an army. With God's help I can jump over a wall. 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
30 The ways of God are without fault. The Lord's words are pure. He is a shield to those who trust 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 Who is God? Only the Lord. Who is the Rock? Only our God. 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 God is my protection. He makes my way free from fault. 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes me like a deer that does not stumble; he helps me stand on the steep mountains. 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 battle so my arms can bend a bronze bow. 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You protect me with your saving shield. You support me with your right hand. You have stooped to make 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 give me a better way to live, so I live as you want me to. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
37 I chased my enemies and caught them. I did not quit 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 they couldn't rise up again. They fell beneath my feet. 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 You gave me strength in battle. You made my enemies bow before me. 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 You made my enemies turn back, and I destroyed those who hated me. 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41 They called for help, but no one came to save them. They called to the Lord, 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 I beat my enemies into pieces, like dust in the wind. I poured 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 saved me when the people attacked me. You made me the leader of nations. People I never knew 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 As soon as they hear me, they obey me. Foreigners obey me. 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 They all become afraid and tremble in their hiding places. 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
46 The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised. 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 God gives me victory over my enemies and brings people under my rule. 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 He saves me from my enemies. You set me over those who hate me. You saved me from cruel men. 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 So I will praise you, Lord, among the nations. I will sing praises to your name. 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 The Lord gives great victories to his king. He is loyal to his appointed king, to David and his descendants forever. For the director of music. A psalm of David. 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.