Psalms

Psalm 144 ©

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

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A Psalm of David.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

l Ps. 108.1,2; 33.2,3; 92.3; 98.1,5; 150.3-5.
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It is he mthat giveth 5salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

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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.
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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:

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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:

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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.

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