Psalm 18
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1I WILL love thee, O LORD, my strength and my trust;

2My refuge and my deliverer is the mighty God in whom I trust; he is my helper and the horn of my salvation and my glorious refuge.

3I will call upon the LORD; so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4For the pains of death surrounded me, and the rush of ungodly men have confused me.

5The travail of Sheol has taken hold of me: the snares of death preceded me.

6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken because he was angry.

8There went up a smoke out of his wrath, and fire flamed from his face, and coals were kindled by it.

9He bowed the heavens and came down; and thick darkness was under his feet.

10And he rode upon cherubim and flew; yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind.

11He made darkness his covert; his pavilion round about him was darkness of waters and thick clouds of the skies.

12Out of the brightness of his shadow his clouds rained hailstones and coals of fire.

13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.

14Yea, he sent out his arrows and scattered them; and he multiplied his lightnings and confused them.

15Then the brooks appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid open at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thine anger.

16He sent from on high and quieted me; he received me out of great waters.

17He delivered me from my strong enemies and from them which hated me; for they were too strong for me.

18They confronted me in the day of my extremity, but the LORD was my deliverer.

19He brought me forth into comfort; he delivered me because he delighted in me.

20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not revolted against my God.

22For all his judgments were before me, and his laws I did not put away from me.

23I was also blameless before him, and I carefully kept myself from my sins.

24Therefore has the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyes.

25With the pure thou shalt be pure; with an upright man thou shalt be upright.

26With the clean thou shalt be clean; and from the crooked thou shalt turn aside.

27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt humble the proud.

28For thou wilt light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

29For through thee I have pursued a band of robbers; and through my God have I leaped over a fence.

30As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure: he is a help to all those that trust in him.

31For there is no God save the LORD; and there is no one who is mighty like our God.

32It is God that girds me with strength and makes my way perfect.

33He makes my feet like hart's feet and sets me upon high places.

34He trains my hands to war; and he strengthens my arms like a bow of brass.

35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; and thy right hand hath held me up; and thy discipline hath made me great.

36Thou hast steadied my legs under me, that my ankles may not be weakened.

37I will pursue my enemies and overtake them; and I will not turn again till they are consumed.

38I will smite them so that they shall not be able to stand; they shall fall under my feet.

39For thou hast girded me with strength to the battle; thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40Thou hast also defeated my enemies before me, that I might silence them that hate me.

41They shall cry, but there will be none to save them; they shall beg the LORD, but he will not answer them.

42Then I will beat them small as the dust before the wind; I will tread over them as the mire of the streets.

43Thou wilt deliver me from the judgments of the people; and thou wilt make me the leader of the Gentiles; a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me; strangers shall submit themselves to me.

45Strangers shall halt and shall be hindered from walking in their paths.

46The LORD lives; blessed be the one who gives me strength; let my God and my Saviour be exalted.

47It is God that avenges me and subdues the people under me.

48He delivered me from my enemies; yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me; thou hast delivered me from lawless man.

49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the Gentiles, and sing praises unto thy name.

50Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David and to his descendants for evermore.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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