Psalms 144

Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity.

1 Blessed be the LORD, 1my rock, Who 2trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle;
2 My lovingkindness and 3my fortress, My 4stronghold and my deliverer, My 5shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who 6subdues my people under me.
3 O LORD, 7what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
4 8Man is like a mere breath; His 9days are like a passing shadow.
5 10Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and 11come down; 12Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
6 Flash forth 13lightning and scatter them; Send out Your 14arrows and confuse them.
7 Stretch forth Your hand 15from on high; Rescue me and 16deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of 17aliens *
8 Whose mouths 18speak deceit, And whose 19right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a 20new song to You, O God; Upon a 21harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
10 Who 22gives salvation to kings, Who 23rescues David His servant from the evil sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of 24aliens *, Whose mouth 25speaks deceit And whose 26right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12 Let our sons in their youth be as 27grown-up plants, And our daughters as 28corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;
13 Let our 29garners be full, furnishing every kind of produce, And our flocks bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
14 Let our 30cattle bear Without 31mishap and without 32loss, Let there be no 33outcry in our streets!
15 How blessed are the people who are so situated; How 34blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

Cross References 34

  • 1. Psalms 18:2
  • 2. 2 Samuel 22:35; Psalms 18:34
  • 3. Psalms 18:2; Psalms 91:2
  • 4. Psalms 59:9
  • 5. Psalms 3:3; Psalms 28:7; Psalms 84:9
  • 6. Psalms 18:39
  • 7. Job 7:17; Psalms 8:4; Hebrews 2:6
  • 8. Psalms 39:11
  • 9. Job 8:9; Job 14:2; Psalms 102:11; Psalms 109:23
  • 10. Psalms 18:9
  • 11. Isaiah 64:1
  • 12. Psalms 104:32
  • 13. Psalms 18:14
  • 14. Psalms 7:13; Psalms 58:7; Habakkuk 3:11; Zechariah 9:14
  • 15. Psalms 18:16
  • 16. Psalms 69:1, 14
  • 17. Psalms 18:44; Psalms 54:3
  • 18. Psalms 12:2; Psalms 41:6
  • 19. Genesis 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:40; Psalms 106:26; Isaiah 44:20
  • 20. Psalms 33:3; Psalms 40:3
  • 21. Psalms 33:2
  • 22. Psalms 18:50
  • 23. 2 Samuel 18:7; Psalms 140:7
  • 24. Psalms 18:44; Psalms 54:3
  • 25. Psalms 12:2; Psalms 41:6
  • 26. Genesis 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:40; Psalms 106:26; Isaiah 44:20
  • 27. Psalms 92:12-14; Psalms 128:3
  • 28. Song of Songs 4:4; Song of Songs 7:4
  • 29. Proverbs 3:9, 10
  • 30. Proverbs 14:4
  • 31. 2 Kings 25:10, 11
  • 32. Amos 5:3
  • 33. Isaiah 24:11; Jeremiah 14:2
  • 34. Psalms 33:12

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Psalms 144 Commentaries

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