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Psalm 144 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:1 - A psalm of David.

Praise the LORD, who is my rock.
He trains my hands for war
and gives my fingers skill for battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:2 - He is my loving ally and my fortress,
my tower of safety, my rescuer.
He is my shield, and I take refuge in him.
He makes the nations[fn] submit to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:3 - O LORD, what are human beings that you should notice them,
mere mortals that you should think about them?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - For they are like a breath of air;
their days are like a passing shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:5 - Open the heavens, LORD, and come down.
Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:6 - Hurl your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies!
Shoot your arrows and confuse them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 - Reach down from heaven and rescue me;
rescue me from deep waters,
from the power of my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:8 - Their mouths are full of lies;
they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:9 - I will sing a new song to you, O God!
I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:10 - For you grant victory to kings!
You rescued your servant David from the fatal sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 - Save me!
Rescue me from the power of my enemies.
Their mouths are full of lies;
they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - May our sons flourish in their youth
like well-nurtured plants.
May our daughters be like graceful pillars,
carved to beautify a palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:13 - May our barns be filled
with crops of every kind.
May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands,
even tens of thousands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:14 - and may our oxen be loaded down with produce.
May there be no enemy breaking through our walls,
no going into captivity,
no cries of alarm in our town squares.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:15 - Yes, joyful are those who live like this!
Joyful indeed are those whose God is the LORD.
NLT Footnotes
Some manuscripts read my people.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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

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