THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 144 ©
David gives thanks to God for the blessings vouchsafed unto him in his wars and government, confessing at the same time his own and all men’s nothingness; he prays that God would powerfully deliver him out of his great fears, vowing to praise God for His blessings.
A Psalm of David.
BLESSED be the LORD 1my strength, whicha teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; whob3subdueth my people under me.
LORD, 4whatcis man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
Mand is like to vanity: his days are ase a shadow that passeth away.
5Bowf thy heavens, O LORD, and 6come down: touchg the 7mountains, and 8they shall smoke.
9Casth forth lightning, and 10scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Send thine hand 11from above; rid me, and deliver me 12out of great waters, from the hand 13of strange children;
Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and 14their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
I will sing 15a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery 16and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
It is he 17that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant 18from the hurtful sword.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
That our sons may be as plants 19grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as 20corner stones, 21polished after the similitude of a palace:
That our 22garners may be full, affordingi all manner 23of store: that our sheep may bring forth 24thousands and ten thousands in our 25streets:
That our oxen may be 26strong to labour; that there be 27no breaking in, nor 28going out; that there be 29no complaining in our streets.
Happy is that people, that is 30in such a case: yea, 31happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.