Psalm 144 ©

1 David blesseth God for his merciful protection: 3 he admireth his care for vain man: 5 he prayeth God by power to complete his deliverance: 9 he promiseth to praise God: 11 he prayeth for his kingdom's happiness under God's favour.


A Psalm of David.


BLESSED be the LORD 1my strength, awhich teacheth my hands 2to war, and my fingers to fight:


3My bgoodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who csubdueth my people under me.


LORD, dwhat is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!


eMan is like to vanity: fhis days are as a shadow that passeth away.


gBow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.


hCast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.


iSend thine 4hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of j*strange children;


Whose kmouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.


I lwill sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a *psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.


It is he mthat giveth 5salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

m Ps. 18.50; 33.16; 21.1,5. Is. 49.8. 2Sa. 17-30; 5; 8; 10.

nRid me, and deliver me from the hand of *strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

n v.7,8. 2Sa. 8.6.

That our sons may be oas plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be pas corner stones, 6polished after the similitude of a palace:


That qour *garners may be full, 7*affording all *manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:


That our oxen may be 8strong to labour; that there be no rbreaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.


sHappy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.