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My Rock and My Fortress

Of David.

1441Blessed be the Lord, my grock,

  hwho trains my hands for war,

  and my fingers for battle;

Ps. 18:34

See Ps. 18:2, 31, 46

2he is my isteadfast love and my jfortress,

  my kstronghold and my deliverer,

my lshield and he in whom I take refuge,

  who msubdues peoples1 under me.

Ps. 18:47

Ps. 7:10; 18:2

Ps. 18:2; 59:9

Ps. 18:2; 91:2

[Ps. 59:10, 17; Jonah 2:8]

Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people

3O Lord, nwhat is man that you oregard him,

  or the son of man that you think of him?

See Ps. 31:7

See Ps. 8:4

4pMan is like a breath;

  his days are like qa passing rshadow.

Job 8:9

Ps. 102:11; 109:23

Ps. 39:5

5sBow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!

  tTouch the mountains so that they smoke!

See Ps. 104:32

Ps. 18:9; [Isa. 64:1]

6uFlash forth the lightning and scatter them;

  usend out your arrows and rout them!

See Ps. 18:14

7vStretch out your hand from on high;

  wrescue me and deliver me from the many waters,

  from the hand xof foreigners,

Ps. 18:44

Ps. 69:14

Ps. 18:16

8whose mouths speak ylies

  and whose right hand is za right hand of falsehood.

[Ps. 106:26; Gen. 14:22; Deut. 32:40; Isa. 62:8]

Ps. 12:2; 41:6

9I will sing aa new song to you, O God;

  upon aa ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

Ps. 33:2

10who gives victory to kings,

  who brescues David his servant from the cruel sword.

Ps. 18:50

11Rescue me and deliver me

  from the hand xof foreigners,

whose mouths speak ylies

  and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

[See 8 above]

[See 7 above]

12May our sons in their youth

  be like cplants full grown,

our daughters like dcorner pillars

  cut for the structure of a palace;

[Zech. 9:15]

[Ps. 128:3]

13emay our granaries be full,

  fproviding all kinds of produce;

may our sheep bring forth thousands

  and ten thousands in our fields;

[Isa. 30:23]

[Joel 2:24]

14may our cattle be heavy with young,

  suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2

may there be no gcry of distress in our streets!

[Isa. 24:11; Jer. 14:2; 46:12]

Hebrew with no breaking in or going out

15hBlessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!

  iBlessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

Ps. 33:12; 146:5

Deut. 33:29