Psalms 18

1 (To athe chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,) I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, bin whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, cwho is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 4 dThe sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7 eThen the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9 fHe bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10 gAnd he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, hhe did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11 He made darkness his secret place; his ipavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave jhis voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14 kYea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16 lHe sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19 mHe brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 20 nThe LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. 23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24 oTherefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25 pWith the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and qwith the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down rhigh looks. 28 sFor thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30 As for God, uhis way is perfect: tthe word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For vwho is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. 41 They cried, but there was none to save them: weven unto the LORD, but he answered them not. 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. 43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me. 45 xThe strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46 yThe LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me. 48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, zthou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. 50 aGreat deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

 
Cross Ref
1aDeu 32:4
1 Sam 2:2
Psa 91:2
2bHeb 2:13
3cPsa 76:4
4dPsa 116:3
7eAct 4:31
9fIsa 64:1
10gPsa 99:1
hPsa 104:3
11iPsa 97:2
13jPsa 29:3
14kNum 24:8
Deu 32:23
Job 6:4
Psa 21:12
16lPsa 144:7
19mPsa 118:5
20n1 Cor 3:8
Mat 6:4
Pro 18:10
2 Sam 22:21
24oRth 2:12
Mat 10:41-42
25pMat 18:32-35
26qLev 26:23
27rPro 6:17
28sJob 18:6
30tPsa 12:6
uRev 15:3
Rom 12:3
Deu 32:4
31vDeu 32:31
2 Sam 22:32
Psa 86:8
41wPro 1:28
45xMic 7:17
46yJer 10:10
48zPsa 59:1
50aPsa 144:10