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Psalm 18

NCV 1 I love you, Lord. You are my strength. NIV 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 3 I will call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I will be saved from my enemies. NIV 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. NCV 4 The ropes of death came around me; the deadly rivers overwhelmed me. NIV 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. NCV 5 The ropes of death wrapped around me. The traps of death were before me. NIV 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 7 The earth trembled and shook. The foundations of the mountains began to shake. They trembled because the Lord was angry. NIV 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. NCV 8 Smoke came out of his nose, and burning fire came out of his mouth. Burning coals went before him. NIV 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it. NCV 9 He tore open the sky and came down with dark clouds under his feet. NIV 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. NCV 10 He rode a creature with wings and flew. He raced on the wings of the wind. NIV 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. NCV 11 He made darkness his covering, his shelter around him, surrounded by fog and clouds. NIV 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky. NCV 12 Out of the brightness of his presence came clouds with hail and lightning. NIV 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. NCV 13 The Lord thundered from heaven; the Most High raised his voice, and there was hail and lightning. NIV 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. NCV 14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies. His many bolts of lightning confused them with fear. NIV 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them. NCV 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. NIV 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. NCV 16 The Lord reached down from above and took me; he pulled me from the deep water. NIV 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. NCV 17 He saved me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me. NIV 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. NCV 18 They attacked me at my time of trouble, but the Lord supported me. NIV 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. NCV 19 He took me to a safe place. Because he delights in me, he saved me. NIV 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. NCV 20 The Lord spared me because I did what was right. Because I have not done evil, he has rewarded me. NIV 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. NCV 21 I have followed the ways of the Lord; I have not done evil by turning away from my God. NIV 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God. NCV 22 I remember all his laws and have not broken his rules. NIV 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. NCV 23 I am innocent before him; I have kept myself from doing evil. NIV 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. NCV 24 The Lord rewarded me because I did what was right, because I did what the Lord said was right. NIV 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. NCV 25 Lord, you are loyal to those who are loyal, and you are good to those who are good. NIV 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, NCV 26 You are pure to those who are pure, but you are against those who are bad. NIV 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. NCV 27 You save the humble, but you bring down those who are proud. NIV 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. NCV 28 Lord, you give light to my lamp. My God brightens the darkness around me. NIV 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. NCV 29 With your help I can attack an army. With God's help I can jump over a wall. NIV 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. NCV 30 The ways of God are without fault. The Lord's words are pure. He is a shield to those who trust him. NIV 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. NCV 31 Who is God? Only the Lord. Who is the Rock? Only our God. NIV 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? NCV 32 God is my protection. He makes my way free from fault. NIV 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. NCV 33 He makes me like a deer that does not stumble; he helps me stand on the steep mountains. NIV 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. NCV 34 He trains my hands for battle so my arms can bend a bronze bow. NIV 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. NCV 35 You protect me with your saving shield. You support me with your right hand. You have stooped to make me great. NIV 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. NCV 36 You give me a better way to live, so I live as you want me to. NIV 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. NCV 37 I chased my enemies and caught them. I did not quit until they were destroyed. NIV 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. NCV 38 I crushed them so they couldn't rise up again. They fell beneath my feet. NIV 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. NCV 39 You gave me strength in battle. You made my enemies bow before me. NIV 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet. NCV 40 You made my enemies turn back, and I destroyed those who hated me. NIV 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. NCV 41 They called for help, but no one came to save them. They called to the Lord, but he did not answer them. NIV 41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer. NCV 42 I beat my enemies into pieces, like dust in the wind. I poured them out like mud in the streets. NIV 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets. NCV 43 You saved me when the people attacked me. You made me the leader of nations. People I never knew serve me. NIV 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. NCV 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me. Foreigners obey me. NIV 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me. NCV 45 They all become afraid and tremble in their hiding places. NIV 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds. NCV 46 The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised. NIV 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! NCV 47 God gives me victory over my enemies and brings people under my rule. NIV 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, NCV 48 He saves me from my enemies. You set me over those who hate me. You saved me from cruel men. NIV 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me. NCV 49 So I will praise you, Lord, among the nations. I will sing praises to your name. NIV 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name. NCV 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. NIV 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.