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Psalm 18

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who addressed the words of this song to the LORD on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love thee, O LORD, my strength. NIV 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. RSV 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, 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. RSV 3 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. NIV 3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. RSV 4 The cords of death encompassed me, the torrents of perdition assailed me; NIV 4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. RSV 5 the cords of Sheol entangled me, the snares of death confronted me. NIV 5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. RSV 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him 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. RSV 7 Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry. NIV 7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry. RSV 8 Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire 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. RSV 9 He bowed the heavens, and came down; thick darkness was under his feet. NIV 9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. RSV 10 He rode on a cherub, and flew; he came swiftly upon the wings of the wind. NIV 10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. RSV 11 He made darkness his covering around him, his canopy thick clouds dark with water. NIV 11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky. RSV 12 Out of the brightness before him there broke through his clouds hailstones and coals of fire. NIV 12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. RSV 13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire. NIV 13 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. RSV 14 And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings, and routed them. NIV 14 He shot his arrows and scattered [the enemies], great bolts of lightning and routed them. RSV 15 Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare, at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 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. RSV 16 He reached from on high, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. NIV 16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. RSV 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me. NIV 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. RSV 18 They came upon me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was my stay. NIV 18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. RSV 19 He brought me forth into a broad place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. NIV 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. RSV 20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me. NIV 20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. RSV 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. NIV 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God. RSV 22 For all his ordinances were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me. NIV 22 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. RSV 23 I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt. NIV 23 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. RSV 24 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness 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. RSV 25 With the loyal thou dost show thyself loyal; with the blameless man thou dost show thyself blameless; NIV 25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, RSV 26 with the pure thou dost show thyself pure; and with the crooked thou dost show thyself perverse. NIV 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. RSV 27 For thou dost deliver a humble people; but the haughty eyes thou dost bring down. NIV 27 You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. RSV 28 Yea, thou dost light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness. NIV 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. RSV 29 Yea, by thee I can crush a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall. NIV 29 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. RSV 30 This God--his way is perfect; the promise of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in 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. RSV 31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? -- NIV 31 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? RSV 32 the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. NIV 32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. RSV 33 He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights. NIV 33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. RSV 34 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. NIV 34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. RSV 35 Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand supported me, and thy help 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. RSV 36 Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. NIV 36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. RSV 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; and did not turn back till they were consumed. NIV 37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. RSV 38 I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet. NIV 38 I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. RSV 39 For thou didst gird me with strength for the battle; thou didst make my assailants sink under me. NIV 39 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet. RSV 40 Thou didst make my enemies turn their backs to me, and those who hated me I destroyed. NIV 40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. RSV 41 They cried for help, but there was none to save, they cried 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. RSV 42 I beat them fine as dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets. NIV 42 I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets. RSV 43 Thou didst deliver me from strife with the peoples; thou didst make me the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served 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. RSV 44 As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me; foreigners came cringing to me. NIV 44 As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners cringe before me. RSV 45 Foreigners lost heart, and came trembling out of their fastnesses. NIV 45 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds. RSV 46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation, NIV 46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! RSV 47 the God who gave me vengeance and subdued peoples under me; NIV 47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, RSV 48 who delivered me from my enemies; yea, thou didst exalt me above my adversaries; thou didst deliver me from men of violence. NIV 48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me. RSV 49 For this I will extol thee, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to thy name. NIV 49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name. RSV 50 Great triumphs he gives to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his descendants for ever. NIV 50 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.