29 “For You, O Lord, are my lamp; The Lord illumines and dispels my darkness. 30 “For by You I can run upon a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. 31 “As for God, His way is blameless and perfect; The word of the Lord is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge and trust in Him. 32 “For who is God, besides the Lord? And who is a rock, besides our God? 33 “God is my strong fortress; He sets the blameless in His way. 34 “He makes my feet like the doe’s feet [firm and swift]; He sets me [secure and confident] on my high places. 35 “He trains my hands for war, So that my arms can bend (pull back) a bow of bronze. 36 “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your help and gentleness make me great. 37 “You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 38 “I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed (eliminated). 39 “I consumed them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; They fell under my feet. 40 “For You have surrounded me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who stood against me. 41 “You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me [in retreat], And I destroyed those who hated me. 42 “They looked, but there was no savior for them— Even to the Lord [they looked], but He did not answer them. 43 “Then I beat them as [small as] the dust of the earth; I crushed and stamped them as the mire (dirt, mud) of the streets. 44 “You also have rescued me from strife with my [own] people; You have kept me as the head of the nations. People whom I have not known served me. 45 “Foreigners pretend obedience to me; As soon as they hear [me], they obey me. 46 “Foreigners lose heart; They come trembling out of their strongholds. 47 “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation. 48 “It is God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down [and disciplines] the peoples under me, 49 Who also brings me out from my enemies. You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man. 50 “For this I will give thanks and praise You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name. 51 “He is a tower of salvation and great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his offspring forever.”
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