1 A Psalm of David. Blessed [is] the LORD my Rock, who teaches My hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2 [He is] my goodness and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and [He] in whom I trust; who humbles my people under me.
3 O LORD, what [is] man that You take knowledge of him! Or the son of man, that You esteem him?
4 Man [is] like vanity; his days [are] like a shadow that passes away.
5 Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning and scatter them; shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.
7 Send Your hand from above; rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of a foreigner's sons;
8 because their mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of lies.
9 I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You.
10 [It is] You who gives salvation to kings; who delivers David His servant from the hurtful sword.
11 Rescue me, and deliver me from the hand of foreigners' sons, because their mouth has spoken vanity, and their right [hand is] a right hand of falsehood;
12 so that our sons [may be] like plants grown up in their youth; and our daughters [may be] like corner-stones, polished like a palace building;
13 and our storehouses [may be] full, furnishing kind to kind; and our flocks may breed thousands and ten thousands outside;
14 and our oxen [may be] loaded; [there is] no break in nor going out and no crying in our streets.
15 Blessed [are] the peoples who are so; blessed [are] the peoples [to] whom Jehovah [is] his God.