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.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to remove banner ads and unlock new features!
You've successfully created your account! For the best Bible Gateway experience, consider an upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll get reduced banner ads and a huge digital Bible study library. Try it free for 30 days!