1 Blessed be the Lord my strength,*
who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight,
2 My hope and my fortress, my stronghold and deliverer, my defender in whom I trust,*
who subdues the peoples under me.
3 O Lord, what is man, that you have shown such respect to him,*
or the son of man, that you so regard him?
4 Man is like a thing of nought;*
his time passes away like a shadow.
5 Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down;*
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth your lightning and scatter them;*
shoot out your arrows and consume them.
7 Send down your hand from above;*
deliver me, and take me out of the great waters, from the hand of strangers,
8 Whose mouth talks of vain things,*
and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song unto you, O God,*
and sing praises unto you upon a ten-stringed lute.
10 You have given victory to kings,*
and have delivered David your servant from the peril of the sword.
11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strangers,*
whose mouth talks of vain things, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood;
12 That our sons may grow up as young plants,*
and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple,
13 That our storehouses may be full and plenteous with all manner of grain, *
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields,
14 That our oxen may be strong to labor, that there be no decay,*
no leading into captivity, and no outcry in our streets.
15 Happy are the people of whom this is so;*
indeed, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.
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