Psalm 144 NIV

Of David.

1 Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

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2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoplesa under me.

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    • Ɖ 144:2 - Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Jerome and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "subdues my people"
      3 LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?

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      4 They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.

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      5 Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

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      6 Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.

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      7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners

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      8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.

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      9 I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,

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      10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword

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      11 deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.

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      12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

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      13 Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;

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      14 our oxen will draw heavy loads.bThere will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.

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        • Ɗ 144:14 - Or "our chieftains will be firmly established"
          15 Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.

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