A (1, 2) Blessed be Yahweh my strength, which teacheth MY HANDS to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
B (3) YAHWEH, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
C (4) Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
B1 (5) Bow thy heavens, O YAHWEH, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
A1 (6, 7) Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from THE HAND of strange children;