I called on the LORD in my distress. I called to my God for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help reached his ears.
Then the earth shook and quaked. Even the foundations of the heavens trembled. They shook violently because he was angry.
Smoke went up from his nostrils, and a raging fire came out of his mouth. Glowing coals flared up from it.
He spread apart the heavens and came down with a dark cloud under his feet.
He rode on one of the angels as he flew, and he soared on the wings of the wind.
He surrounded himself with darkness. He made the dark rain clouds his covering.
Out of the brightness in front of him, he made lightning.
The LORD thundered from heaven. The Most High made his voice heard.
He shot arrows and scattered them. He flashed streaks of lightning and threw them into confusion.
Then the ocean floor could be seen. The foundations of the earth were laid bare at the LORD's stern warning, at the blast of the breath from his nostrils.
He reached down from high above and took hold of me. He pulled me out of the raging water.
He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me.
On the day when I faced disaster, they confronted me, but the LORD became my defense.
He brought me out to a wide-open place. He rescued me because he was pleased with me.
The LORD rewarded me because of my righteousness, because my hands are clean. He paid me back
because I have kept the ways of the LORD and I have not wickedly turned away from my God,
because all his judgments are in front of me and I have not turned away from his laws.
I was innocent as far as he was concerned. I have kept myself from guilt.
The LORD paid me back because of my righteousness, because he can see that I am clean.
[In dealing] with faithful people you are faithful, with innocent warriors you are innocent,
with pure people you are pure. [In dealing] with devious people you are clever.