Psalm 144:4-14 NIV

4 Man is like a breath;1 his days are like a fleeting shadow.2

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5 Part your heavens,3 O LORD, and come down;4 touch the mountains, so that they smoke.5

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6 Send forth lightning6 and scatter7 [the enemies]; shoot your arrows8 and rout them.

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7 Reach down your hand from on high;9 deliver me and rescue me10 from the mighty waters,11 from the hands of foreigners12

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8 whose mouths are full of lies,13 whose right hands14 are deceitful.15

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9 I will sing a new song16 to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre17 I will make music to you,

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10 to the One who gives victory to kings,18 who delivers his servant David19 from the deadly sword.20

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11 Deliver me and rescue me21 from the hands of foreigners22 whose mouths are full of lies,23 whose right hands are deceitful.24

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12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants,25 and our daughters will be like pillars26 carved to adorn a palace.

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13 Our barns will be filled27 with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;

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14 our oxen28 will draw heavy loads.a There will be no breaching of walls,29 no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.30

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    • b 144:14 - Or "our chieftains will be firmly established"