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Psalm 18 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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(2Sa 22:1–51 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:1 - {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servant of Jehovah, who spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies and out of the hand of Saul. And he said,} I will love thee, O Jehovah, my strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:2 - Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:3 - I will call upon Jehovah, who is to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - The bands of death encompassed me, and torrents of Belial made me afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:5 - The bands of Sheol surrounded me, the cords of death encountered me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress I called upon Jehovah, and I cried out to my God; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, into his ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:7 - Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled and shook, because he was wroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:8 - There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals burned forth from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:9 - And he bowed the heavens, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:10 - And he rode upon a cherub and did fly; yea, he flew fast upon the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness his secret place, his tent round about him: darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:12 - From the brightness before him his thick clouds passed forth: hail and coals of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:13 - And Jehovah thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice: hail and coals of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:14 - And he sent his arrows, and scattered mine enemies; and he shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:15 - And the beds of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:16 - He reached forth from above, he took me, he drew me out of great waters:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:17 - He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me; for they were mightier than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:18 - They encountered me in the day of my calamity, but Jehovah was my stay.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:19 - And he brought me forth into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:20 - Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:21 - For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:22 - For all his ordinances were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:23 - And I was upright with him, and kept myself from mine iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:24 - And Jehovah hath recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 - With the gracious thou dost shew thyself gracious; with the upright man thou dost shew thyself upright;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:26 - With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:27 - For it is thou that savest the afflicted people; but the haughty eyes wilt thou bring down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:29 - For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:30 - As for God, his way is perfect; the word of Jehovah is tried: he is a shield to all that trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:31 - For who is God save Jehovah? and who is a rock if not our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:32 - The God who girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:33 - Who maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:34 - Who teacheth my hands to war, and mine arms bend a bow of brass;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:35 - And thou didst give me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand held me up; and thy condescending gentleness hath made me great.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:36 - Thou didst enlarge my steps under me, and mine ankles have not wavered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:37 - I pursued mine enemies, and overtook them; and I turned not again till they were consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:38 - I crushed them, and they were not able to rise: they fell under my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:39 - And thou girdedst me with strength to battle; thou didst subdue under me those that rose up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:40 - And mine enemies didst thou make to turn their backs unto me, and those that hated me I destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:41 - They cried, and there was none to save; -- unto Jehovah, and he answered them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:42 - And I did beat them small as dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; thou hast made me the head of the nations: a people I knew not doth serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:44 - At the hearing of the ear, they obey me: strangers come cringing unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:45 - Strangers have faded away, and they come trembling forth from their close places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:46 - Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of my salvation,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:47 - The God who hath avenged me, and hath subjected the peoples to me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:48 - Who hath delivered me from mine enemies: yea, thou hast lifted me up above them that rose up against me; from the man of violence hast thou delivered me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:49 - Therefore will I give thanks to thee, Jehovah, among the nations, and will sing psalms to thy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:50 - It is he who giveth great deliverances to his king, and sheweth loving-kindness to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
DBY

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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