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Psalm 144 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:1 - Of David. Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:2 - He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples[fn] under me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:3 - LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:5 - Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:6 - Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 - Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:8 - whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:9 - I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:10 - to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 - deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:13 - Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:14 - our oxen will draw heavy loads.[fn] There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:15 - Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.
NIV Footnotes
Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Jerome and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text subdues my people
Or our chieftains will be firmly established

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