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Psalm 18

NLT 1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, the servant of the LORD. He sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. I love you, LORD; you are my strength. NIV 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. NLT 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold. 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. NLT 3 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, for he saves me from my enemies. NIV 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. NLT 4 The ropes of death surrounded me; the floods of destruction swept over me. NIV 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. NLT 5 The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death itself stared me in the face. NIV 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. NLT 6 But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry 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. NLT 7 Then the earth quaked and trembled; the foundations of the mountains shook; they quaked because of his anger. NIV 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. NLT 8 Smoke poured from his nostrils; fierce flames leaped from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him. NIV 8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it. NLT 9 He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath his feet. NIV 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. NLT 10 Mounted on a mighty angel, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. NIV 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. NLT 11 He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dense rain clouds. NIV 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky. NLT 12 The brilliance of his presence broke through the clouds, raining down hail and burning coals. NIV 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. NLT 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the Most High gave a mighty shout. NIV 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. NLT 14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused. NIV 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them. NLT 15 Then at your command, O LORD, at the blast of your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare. 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. NLT 16 He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. NIV 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. NLT 17 He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. NIV 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. NLT 18 They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the LORD upheld me. NIV 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. NLT 19 He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me. NIV 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. NLT 20 The LORD rewarded me for doing right; he compensated me because of my innocence. NIV 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. NLT 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not turned from my God to follow evil. NIV 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God. NLT 22 For all his laws are constantly before me; I have never abandoned his principles. NIV 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. NLT 23 I am blameless before God; I have kept myself from sin. NIV 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. NLT 24 The LORD rewarded me for doing right, because of the innocence of my hands in his sight. NIV 24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight. NLT 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. NIV 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, NLT 26 To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile. NIV 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. NLT 27 You rescue those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud. NIV 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. NLT 28 LORD, you have brought light to my life; my God, you light up my darkness. NIV 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. NLT 29 In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. NIV 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. NLT 30 As for God, his way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. 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. NLT 31 For who is God except the LORD? Who but our God is a solid rock? NIV 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? NLT 32 God arms me with strength; he has made my way safe. NIV 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. NLT 33 He makes me as surefooted as a deer, leading me safely along the mountain heights. NIV 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. NLT 34 He prepares me for battle; he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze. NIV 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. NLT 35 You have given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand supports me; your gentleness has made me great. NIV 35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. NLT 36 You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping. NIV 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. NLT 37 I chased my enemies and caught them; I did not stop until they were conquered. NIV 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. NLT 38 I struck them down so they could not get up; they fell beneath my feet. NIV 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. NLT 39 You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet. NIV 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet. NLT 40 You made them turn and run; I have destroyed all who hated me. NIV 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. NLT 41 They called for help, but no one came to rescue them. They cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer them. NIV 41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer. NLT 42 I ground them as fine as dust carried by the wind. I swept them into the gutter like dirt. NIV 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets. NLT 43 You gave me victory over my accusers. You appointed me as the ruler over nations; people I don't even know now 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. NLT 44 As soon as they hear of me, they submit; foreigners cringe before me. NIV 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me. NLT 45 They all lose their courage and come trembling from their strongholds. NIV 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds. NLT 46 The LORD lives! Blessed be my rock! May the God of my salvation be exalted! NIV 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! NLT 47 He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he subdues the nations under me NIV 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, NLT 48 and rescues me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents. NIV 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me. NLT 49 For this, O LORD, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing joyfully to your name. NIV 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name. NLT 50 You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever. NIV 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.