Psalm 18:1-9 NIV

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

1 aI love you, LORD, my strength.

References for Psalms 18:1

    • „ 18:1 - In Hebrew texts 18:1-50 is numbered 18:2-51.
      2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shieldb and the hornc of my salvation, my stronghold.

      References for Psalms 18:2

        • … 18:2 - Or "sovereign"
        • † 18:2 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
          3 I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

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          4 The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

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          5 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.

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          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.

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          7 The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.

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          8 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

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          9 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.

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