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Psalm 144 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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My Rock and My Fortress

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:1 - Of David.
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
who trains my hands for war,
and my fingers for battle;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:2 - he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples[fn] under me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:3 - O LORD, what is man that you regard him,
or the son of man that you think of him?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - Man is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:5 - Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!
Touch the mountains so that they smoke!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:6 - Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;
send out your arrows and rout them!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 - Stretch out your hand from on high;
rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
from the hand of foreigners,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:8 - whose mouths speak lies
and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:9 - I will sing a new song to you, O God;
upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:10 - who gives victory to kings,
who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 - Rescue me and deliver me
from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - May our sons in their youth
be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
cut for the structure of a palace;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:13 - may our granaries be full,
providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:14 - may our cattle be heavy with young,
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;[fn]
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:15 - Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!
ESV Footnotes
Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people
Hebrew with no breaking in or going out
ESV

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