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Psalm 144:1-6 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.