Psalm 144

My Rock and My Fortress

1 Blessed be the LORD my Rock,
a Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle -
2 My lovingkindness and my fortress,
My high tower and my deliverer,
My shield and the One in whom I take refuge,
Who subdues 1 my people under me.

3 b LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
4 c Man is like a breath;
d His days are like a passing shadow.

5 e Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down;
f Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 g Flash forth lightning and scatter them;
Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.
7 Stretch out Your hand from above;
Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters,
From the hand of foreigners,
8 Whose mouth h speaks 2 lying words,
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

9 I will i sing a new song to You, O God;
On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
10 The One who gives 3 salvation to kings,
j Who delivers David His servant
From the deadly sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
Whose mouth speaks lying words,
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood -

12 That our sons may be k as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters may be as 4 pillars,
Sculptured in palace style;
13 That our barns may be full,
Supplying all kinds of produce;
That our sheep may bring forth thousands
And ten thousands in our fields;
14 That our oxen may be well laden;
That there be no 5 breaking in or going out;
That there be no outcry in our streets.
15 l Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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