Psalm 18 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Overseer. -- By a servant of Jehovah, by David, who hath spoken to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul, and he saith: -- I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength. 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 Jehovah [is] my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God [is] my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower. 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 The `Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved. 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
4 Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid. 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death. 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
6 In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh 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 And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath. 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
8 Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it. 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
9 And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet. 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
10 And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind. 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies. 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire. 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire. 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger. 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 sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters. 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me. 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me. 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done 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 For all His judgments [are] before me, And His statutes I turn not from me. 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity. 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
24 And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes. 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect. 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler, 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall. 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness. 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
29 For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall. 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
30 God! perfect [is] His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield [is] He to all those trusting 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 besides Jehovah? And who [is] a rock save our God? 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 God! who is girding me [with] strength, And He maketh perfect my way. 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
33 Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand. 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
34 Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms. 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand doth support me, And Thy lowliness maketh me great. 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
36 Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden. 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
37 I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed. 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I smite them, and they are not able to rise, They fall under my feet, 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
39 And Thou girdest me [with] strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me. 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
40 As to mine enemies -- Thou hast given to me the neck, As to those hating me -- I cut them off. 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
41 They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth 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 beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out. 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.
43 Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do 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 At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me.
45 Sons of a stranger fade away, And are slain out of their close places. 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
46 Jehovah liveth -- and blessed [is] my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation. 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me, 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me. 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise, 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
50 Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age! 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.