Psalm 144

A.1 Blessed (Barak) be the LORD my strength,
which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2 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 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him!
or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4 Man is like to vanity:
his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

C. 5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down:
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them:
shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7 Send thine hand from above;
rid me, and deliver me out of great waters,
from the hand of strange children;
8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity,
and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

D.9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

C’. 10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:
who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11 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:

B’. 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
that our daughters may be as corner stones,
polished after the similitude of a palace:
13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14 That our oxen may be strong to labour;
that there be no breaking in, nor going out;
that there be no complaining in our streets.

A’.15 Happy (asher) is that people, that is in such a case:
yea, happy (asher) is that people, whose God is the LORD.

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