With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; With the perfect man you will show yourself perfect;
With the pure you will show yourself pure; With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.
The afflicted people you will save; But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.
For you are my lamp, LORD; The LORD will lighten my darkness.
For by you I run on a troop; By my God do I leap over a wall.
As for God, his way is perfect: The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
For who is God, save the LORD? Who is a rock, save our God?
God is my strong fortress; He guides the perfect in his way.
He makes his feet like hinds' [feet], Sets me on my high places.
He teaches my hands to war, So that my arms do bend a bow of brass.
You have also given me the shield of your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.