PSALMS - Chapter 144

1 - Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2 - My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
3 - LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4 - Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5 - Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 - Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7 - Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8 - Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 - I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10 - It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11 - Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12 - That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
13 - That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14 - That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
15 - Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.