They cried for help, but there was no one to save them1-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.242
I beat them as fine as dust3 borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets.
You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations;4 people I did not know5 are subject to me.
As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners6 cringe before me.
They all lose heart;7 they come trembling8 from their strongholds.946
The LORD lives!10 Praise be to my Rock!11 Exalted be God12 my Savior!1347
He is the God who avenges14 me, who subdues nations15 under me,
who saves16 me from my enemies.17 You exalted me above my foes; from violent men18 you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you among the nations,19 O LORD; I will sing20 praises to your name.2150
He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,22 to David23 and his descendants forever.24