144:1 A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who
trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle —
144:2 My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my
deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who
subdues my people under me.
144:3 LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or
the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
144:4 Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing
144:5 Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the
mountains, and they shall smoke.
144:6 Flash forth lightning and scatter them; Shoot out Your
arrows and destroy them.
144:7 Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver
me out of great waters, From the hand of foreigners,
144:8 Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is
a right hand of falsehood.
144:9 I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten
strings I will sing praises to You,
144:10 The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers
David His servant From the deadly sword.
144:11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
Whose mouth speaks lying words, And whose right hand is a
right hand of falsehood —
144:12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their
youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in
144:13 That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of
produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten
thousands in our fields;
144:14 That our oxen may be well laden; That there be no
breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our
144:15 Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy
are the people whose God is the LORD!