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Psalm 144 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A King’s Prayer

Of David.

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Blessed be the LORD, my rock

who trains my hands for battle

and my fingers for warfare.

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He is my faithful love and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer.

He is my shield, and I take refuge in him;

he subdues my people[fn] under me.

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LORD, what is a human that you care for him,

a son of man[fn] that you think of him?

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A human is like a breath;

his days are like a passing shadow.

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LORD, part your heavens and come down.

Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.

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Flash your lightning and scatter the foe;[fn]

shoot your arrows and rout them.

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Reach down[fn] from on high;

rescue me from deep water, and set me free

from the grasp of foreigners

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whose mouths speak lies,

whose right hands are deceptive.

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God, I will sing a new song to you;

I will play on a ten-stringed harp for you —

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the one who gives victory to kings,

who frees his servant David

from the deadly sword.

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Set me free and rescue me

from foreigners

whose mouths speak lies,

whose right hands are deceptive.

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Then our sons will be like plants

nurtured in their youth,

our daughters, like corner pillars

that are carved in the palace style.

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Our storehouses will be full,

supplying all kinds of produce;

our flocks will increase by thousands

and tens of thousands in our open fields.

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Our cattle will be well fed.[fn]

There will be no breach in the walls,

no going into captivity,[fn]

and no cry of lament in our public squares.

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Happy are the people with such blessings.

Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.

CSB Footnotes
Some Hb mss, DSS, Aq, Syr, Tg, Jer read subdues peoples ; 2Sm 22:48; Ps 18:47
Or a mere mortal
Lit scatter them
Lit down your hands
Or will bear heavy loads, or will be pregnant
Or be no plague, no miscarriage

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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