144 Praise the Lord, my Rock. He trains me for war. He trains me for battle. 2 He gives me love and protects me like a strong, walled city. He is my place of safety and my Savior. He is my shield and my protection. He helps me rule my people.
3 Lord, why is man important to you? Why do you even think about a human being? 4 A man is like a breath. His life is like a passing shadow.
5 Lord, tear open the sky and come down. Touch the mountains so they will smoke. 6 Send the lightning and scatter my enemies. Shoot your arrows and force them away. 7 Reach down from above. Pull me out of this sea of enemies. Rescue me from these foreigners. 8 They are liars. They are dishonest.
9 God, I will sing a new song to you. I will play to you on the ten-stringed harp. 10 You give victory to kings. You save your servant David from cruel swords. 11 Save me, rescue me from these foreigners. They are liars. They are dishonest.
12 Let our sons in their youth grow like strong trees. Let our daughters be like the decorated stones in the Temple. 13 Let our barns be filled with crops of all kinds. Let our sheep in the fields have thousands and thousands of lambs. 14 Let our cattle be strong. Let no one break in. Let there be no war. Let there be no screams in our streets.
15 Happy are those who are like this. Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
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