Psalm 144

    Psalm 144

    David blesses the Lord for deliverance and temporal prosperity—Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.

    A Psalm of David.

    1 Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to awar, and my fingers to fight:

    2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

    3 Lord, what is aman, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

    4 Man is like to avanity: his days are as a bshadow that passeth away.

    5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

    6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

    7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of astrange children;

    8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of afalsehood.

    9 I will asing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

    10 It is he that giveth asalvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

    11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh avanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

    12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

    13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

    14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

    15 aHappy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.