29 Blessed are you, Israel!(A)
    Who is like you,(B)
    a people saved by the Lord?(C)
He is your shield and helper(D)
    and your glorious sword.
Your enemies will cower before you,
    and you will tread on their heights.(E)

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    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(A)
    my shield[a](B) and the horn[b](C) of my salvation.
He is my stronghold,(D) my refuge and my savior—
    from violent people you save me.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 22:3 Or sovereign
  2. 2 Samuel 22:3 Horn here symbolizes strength.

31 “As for God, his way is perfect:(A)
    The Lord’s word is flawless;(B)
    he shields(C) all who take refuge in him.

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But you, Lord, are a shield(A) around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.(B)

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12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;(A)
    you surround them(B) with your favor as with a shield.(C)

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The Lord is my rock,(A) my fortress(B) and my deliverer;(C)
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(D)
    my shield[a](E) and the horn[b] of my salvation,(F) my stronghold.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 18:2 Or sovereign
  2. Psalm 18:2 Horn here symbolizes strength.

The Lord is my strength(A) and my shield;
    my heart trusts(B) in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,(C)
    and with my song I praise him.(D)

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20 We wait(A) in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.

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11 For the Lord God is a sun(A) and shield;(B)
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold(C)
    from those whose walk is blameless.

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114 You are my refuge and my shield;(A)
    I have put my hope(B) in your word.

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He is my loving God and my fortress,(A)
    my stronghold(B) and my deliverer,
my shield,(C) in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples[a](D) under me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 144:2 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Jerome and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text subdues my people

He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield(A) to those whose walk is blameless,(B)

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“Every word of God is flawless;(A)
    he is a shield(B) to those who take refuge in him.

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