Psalms - Chapter 144 | New King James Version

  • 1. A Psalm of David. Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle--
  • 2. My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people {cf2super [106]} under me.
  • 3. Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
  • 4. Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
  • 5. Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
  • 6. Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.
  • 7. Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners,
  • 8. Whose mouth speaks vain words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
  • 9. I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
  • 10. The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant From the deadly sword.
  • 11. Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood--
  • 12. That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;
  • 13. That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields;
  • 14. That our oxen may be well-laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets.
  • 15. Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!