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Psalm 18 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:1 - To the Overseer. -- By a servant of Jehovah, by David, who hath spoken to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul, and he saith: -- I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:2 - Jehovah is my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God is my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:3 - The 'Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:5 - Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:7 - And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:8 - Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:9 - And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness is under His feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:10 - And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:12 - From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:13 - And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:14 - And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:15 - And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:16 - He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:17 - He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:18 - They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:19 - And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:20 - Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:21 - For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:22 - For all His judgments are before me, And His statutes I turn not from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:23 - And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:24 - And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 - With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:26 - With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:27 - For Thou a poor people savest, And the eyes of the high causest to fall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For Thou -- Thou lightest my lamp, Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:29 - For by Thee I run -- a troop! And by my God I leap a wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:30 - God! perfect is His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield is He to all those trusting in Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:31 - For who is God besides Jehovah? And who is a rock save our God?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:32 - God! who is girding me with strength, And He maketh perfect my way.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:33 - Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:34 - Teaching my hands for battle, And a bow of brass was brought down by my arms.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:35 - And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy right hand doth support me, And Thy lowliness maketh me great.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:36 - Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:37 - I pursue mine enemies, and overtake them, And turn back not till they are consumed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:38 - I smite them, and they are not able to rise, They fall under my feet,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:39 - And Thou girdest me with strength for battle, Causest my withstanders to bow under me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:40 - As to mine enemies -- Thou hast given to me the neck, As to those hating me -- I cut them off.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:41 - They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:42 - And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of the people, Thou placest me for a head of nations, A people I have not known do serve me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:44 - At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:45 - Sons of a stranger fade away, And are slain out of their close places.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:46 - Jehovah liveth -- and blessed is my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:47 - God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And He subdueth peoples under me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:48 - My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:49 - Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:50 - Magnifying the salvation of His king, And doing kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!

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