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A Psalm of David.
Blessed be the LORD my Rock, who traineth my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
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My lovingkindness, and my fortress, my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and He in whom I take refuge;
who subdueth my people under me.
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LORD, what is man, that Thou takest knowledge of him?
or the son of man, that Thou makest account of him?
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Man is like unto a breath;
his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
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O LORD, bow Thy heavens, and come down;
touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
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Cast forth lightning, and scatter them;
send out Thine arrows, and discomfit them.
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Stretch forth Thy hands from on high;
rescue me, and deliver me out of many waters, out of the hand of strangers;
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Whose mouth speaketh falsehood, and their right hand is a right hand of lying.
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O God, I will sing a new song unto Thee, upon a psaltery of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee;
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Who givest salvation unto kings, who rescuest David Thy servant from the hurtful sword.
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Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hand of strangers, whose mouth speaketh falsehood, and their right hand is a right hand of lying.
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We whose sons are as plants grown up in their youth;
whose daughters are as corner-pillars carved after the fashion of a palace;
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Whose garners are full, affording all manner of store;
whose sheep increase by thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
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Whose oxen are well laden;
with no breach, and no going forth, and no outcry in our broad places;
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Happy is the people that is in such a case.
Yea, happy is the people whose God is the LORD.