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Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

Blessed be the Lord my strength,
    who prepares my hands for war,
    and my fingers to fight;
my goodness, and my fortress;
    my high tower, and my deliverer,
my shield, and in whom I trust;
    who subdues nations under me.

O Lord, who is man that You take notice of him
    or the son of a man that You make account of him?
Man is like a breath;
    his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down;
    touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
Cast forth lightning, and scatter them;
    shoot out Your arrows, and destroy them.
Send Your hand from above;
    rescue me, and deliver me
out of the great waters,
    from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouth speaks lies,
    and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song unto You, O God,
    on a harp and an instrument of ten strings I will sing praises unto You;
10 it is He who gives victory to kings,
    who delivers David His servant from the cruel sword.

11 Rescue me and deliver me
    from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

12 May our sons in their youth
    be like plants full grown,
and our daughters like cornerstones,
    cut in the similitude of a palace,
13 that our granaries may be full,
    providing all manner of produce,
that our sheep may bring forth
    thousands and ten thousands in our fields,
14     and may our cattle be strong in labor.
May there be no breaking in
    or going out,
    and no wailing in our streets.
15 Blessed are the people who have such things;
    indeed, blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.