The Lord Is My Rock and My Fortress

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, (A)the servant of the Lord, (B)who addressed the words of this (C)song to the Lord on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

18 I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my (D)rock and my (E)fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my (F)rock, in (G)whom I take refuge,
    my (H)shield, and (I)the horn of my salvation, my (J)stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is (K)worthy to be praised,
    and I am saved from my enemies.

(L)The cords of death encompassed me;
    (M)the torrents of destruction assailed me;[a]
(N)the cords of Sheol entangled me;
    the snares of death confronted me.

(O)In my distress I called upon the Lord;
    to my God I cried for help.
From his (P)temple he heard my voice,
    and my cry to him reached his ears.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 18:4 Or terrified me

46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
    and exalted be the God of my salvation—
47 the God who gave me vengeance
    and (A)subdued peoples under me,
48 who rescued me from my enemies;
    yes, you (B)exalted me above those who rose against me;
    you delivered me from (C)the man of violence.

49 (D)For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
    and (E)sing to your name.
50 Great (F)salvation he brings to his king,
    and shows steadfast love to his (G)anointed,
    to (H)David and his offspring forever.

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