I beat them as fine as dust1 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;2 people I did not know3 are subject to me.
As soon as they hear me, they obey me; foreigners4 cringe before me.
They all lose heart;5 they come trembling6 from their strongholds.746
The LORD lives!8 Praise be to my Rock!9 Exalted be God10 my Savior!1147
He is the God who avenges12 me, who subdues nations13 under me,
who saves14 me from my enemies.15 You exalted me above my foes; from violent men16 you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you among the nations,17 O LORD; I will sing18 praises to your name.1950
He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,20 to David21 and his descendants forever.22