1 David spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: 2 and he said,
“Yahweh is my rock,
and my deliverer, even mine;
my shield, and the horn of my salvation,
my high tower, and my refuge.
My savior, you save me from violence.
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
6 The cords of Sheol* were around me.
The snares of death caught me.
Yes, I called to my God.
He heard my voice out of his temple.
My cry came into his ears.
The foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken,
because he was angry.
Fire out of his mouth devoured.
Coals were kindled by it.
Thick darkness was under his feet.
Yes, he was seen on the wings of the wind.
gathering of waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
coals of fire were kindled.
The Most High uttered his voice.
lightning, and confused them.
The foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of Yahweh,
At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
He drew me out of many waters.
from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
but Yahweh was my support.
He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
He rewarded me according to the cleanness of my hands.
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
As for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
I kept myself from my iniquity.
According to my cleanness in his eyesight.
With the perfect man you will show yourself perfect.
With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.
But your eyes are on the haughty, that you may bring them down.
Yahweh will light up my darkness.
By my God, I leap over a wall.
The word of Yahweh is tested.
He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
Who is a rock, besides our God?
He makes my way perfect.
and sets me on my high places.
so that my arms bend a bow of brass.
Your gentleness has made me great.
My feet have not slipped.
I didn’t turn again until they were consumed.
and struck them through,
so that they can’t arise.
Yes, they have fallen under my feet.
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
that I might cut off those who hate me.
even to Yahweh, but he didn’t answer them.
I crushed them as the mire of the streets, and spread them abroad.
You have kept me to be the head of the nations.
A people whom I have not known will serve me.
As soon as they hear of me, they will obey me.
and will come trembling out of their close places.
Blessed be my rock!
Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
who brings down peoples under me,
Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me.
You deliver me from the violent man.
and will sing praises to your name.
and shows loving kindness to his anointed,
to David and to his seed, forevermore.”