Psalm 18 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
20 The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
30 As for God, his way is perfect:
37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
46 The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
50 He gives his king great victories;
Psalm 18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
I Love You, Lord
18 Praises sung to the Pure and Shining One, by King David, his servant,[a] composed when the Lord rescued David from all his many enemies, including from the brutality of Saul[b]
Psalm 18 The Voice (VOICE)
For the worship leader. A song of David, the Eternal One’s servant, who addressed these words to the Eternal after He had rescued him from Saul and his other enemies.
This Davidic psalm is also found in 2 Samuel 22. It expresses gratitude to God for saving him.
1 I love You, Eternal One, source of my power.
4 The bonds of death encircled me;
6 In my time of need, I called to the Eternal;
7 Because of His great anger, the earth shook and staggered;
16 He reached down His hand from above me; He held me.
20 The Eternal One responded to me according to my goodness;
25 You are loyal to those who are loyal;
31 Who is the True God except the Eternal?
43 You rescued me from conflict with the peoples;
46 The Eternal is alive! My Rock is blessed,
49 For this I will praise You among the nations, O Eternal,
Psalm 18 The Message (MSG)
A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul
18 1-2 I love you, God—
3 I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,
4-5 The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat;
6 A hostile world! I call to God,
7-15 Earth wobbles and lurches;
16-19 But me he caught—reached all the way
20-24 God made my life complete
25-27 The good people taste your goodness,
28-29 Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life;
30 What a God! His road
31-42 Is there any god like God?
43-45 You rescued me from a squabbling people;
46-48 Live, God! Blessings from my Rock,
49-50 That’s why I’m thanking you, God,
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