New American Standard Bible
Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity.
A Psalm of David.
144 Blessed be the Lord, (A)my rock,
Who (B)trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle;
2 My faithfulness and (C)my fortress,
My (D)stronghold and my savior,
My (E)shield and He in whom I take refuge,
Who (F)subdues [a]my people under me.
3 Lord, (G)what is man, that You look after him?
Or a son of man, that You think of him?
4 (H)Man is like the breath;
His (I)days are like a passing shadow.
5 (J)Bend down Your heavens, Lord, and (K)come down;
(L)Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
6 Flash forth (M)lightning and scatter them;
Send out Your (N)arrows and confuse them.
7 Reach out with Your hand (O)from on high;
Rescue me and (P)save me from great waters,
From the hand of (Q)foreigners
8 Whose mouths (R)speak deceit,
And whose (S)right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 God, I will sing a (T)new song to You;
On a (U)harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
10 Who (V)gives salvation to kings,
Who (W)rescues His servant David from the evil sword.
11 Rescue me and save me from the hand of (X)foreigners,
Whose mouth (Y)speaks deceit
And whose (Z)right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
12 When our sons in their youth are like (AA)growing plants,
And our daughters like (AB)corner pillars [b]fashioned for a palace,
13 Our (AC)granaries are full, providing every kind of produce,
And our flocks deliver thousands and ten thousands in our [c]fields;
14 May our (AD)cattle [d]be bred
Without [e](AE)mishap and without [f](AF)loss,
May there be no (AG)outcry in our streets!
15 Blessed are the people who are so situated;
(AH)Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
The Lord Exalted for His Goodness.
A Psalm of Praise, of David.
145 I will (AI)exalt You, (AJ)my God, the King,
And I will (AK)bless Your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless You,
And I will (AL)praise Your name forever and ever.
3 (AM)Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised;
And His (AN)greatness is unsearchable.
4 One (AO)generation will praise Your works to another,
And will declare Your mighty acts.
5 On the (AP)glorious [g]splendor of Your majesty
And (AQ)on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
6 People will speak of the [h]power of Your (AR)awesome acts,
And I will (AS)tell of Your greatness.
7 They will burst forth [i]in speaking of Your (AT)abundant goodness,
And will (AU)shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
8 The Lord is (AV)gracious and compassionate;
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
9 The Lord is (AW)good to all,
And His (AX)mercies are over all His works.
10 (AY)All Your works will give thanks to You, Lord,
And Your (AZ)godly ones will bless You.
11 They will speak of the (BA)glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your might,
12 To (BB)make known to the sons of mankind [j]Your mighty acts,
And the (BC)glory of the majesty of [k]Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is [l]an (BD)everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[m]The Lord is faithful in His words,
And holy in all His works.
14 The Lord (BE)supports all who fall,
And (BF)raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all [n]look to You,
And You (BG)give them their food in due time.
16 You (BH)open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is (BI)righteous in all His ways,
And kind in all His works.
18 The Lord is (BJ)near to all who call on Him,
To all who call on Him (BK)in truth.
19 He will (BL)fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also (BM)hear their cry for help and save them.
20 The Lord (BN)watches over all who love Him,
But He will destroy all the (BO)wicked.
21 My (BP)mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And (BQ)all flesh will (BR)bless His holy name forever and ever.
- Psalm 144:2 Another reading is peoples
- Psalm 144:12 Lit cut after the pattern of
- Psalm 144:13 Lit outside
- Psalm 144:14 Lit be laden
- Psalm 144:14 Lit breach
- Psalm 144:14 Lit going out; i.e., miscarriage
- Psalm 145:5 Or majesty of Your splendor
- Psalm 145:6 Or strength
- Psalm 145:7 Lit the mention of
- Psalm 145:12 Lit His
- Psalm 145:12 Lit His
- Psalm 145:13 Lit a kingdom of all ages
- Psalm 145:13 The Lord...His works in LXX (cf. DSS); not found in MT
- Psalm 145:15 Lit wait; or hope for