Psalm 18
American Standard Version
The Lord is My Rock

1I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength.

2Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.

3I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

5The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.

6In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears.

7Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations also of the mountains quaked And were shaken, because he was wroth.

8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.

9He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet.

10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he soared upon the wings of the wind.

11He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

12At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, Hailstones and coals of fire.

13Jehovah also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered his voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.

14And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them.

15Then the channels of waters appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare, At thy rebuke, O Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters.

17He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

18They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.

19He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20Jehovah hath rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

22For all his ordinances were before me, And I put not away his statutes from me.

23I was also perfect with him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;

26With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.

27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; But the haughty eyes thou wilt bring down.

28For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.

29For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall.

30As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him.

31For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock, besides our God,

32The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect?

33He maketh my feet like hinds feet : And setteth me upon my high places.

34He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.

35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy gentleness hath made me great.

36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.

37I will pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.

38I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet.

39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me.

41They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.

42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.

43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; Thou hast made me the head of the nations: A people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44As soon as they hear of me they shall obey me; The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me.

45The foreigners shall fade away, And shall come trembling out of their close places.

46Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God of my salvation,

47Even the God that executeth vengeance for me, And subdueth peoples under me.

48He rescueth me from mine enemies; Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man.

49Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations, And will sing praises unto thy name.

50Great deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.

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1. David praises God for his manifold and marvelous blessings
Psalm 1: The Happiness of the Godly

Psalm 2: Why Do the Nations Rage?

Psalm 3: Deliver Me, O God!

Psalm 4: Answer Me When I Call!

Psalm 5: Consider My Meditation

Psalm 6: Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Anger

Psalm 7: I Take Refuge in You

Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name!

Psalm 9: I Will Give Thanks to the Lord

Psalm 10: Why Do You Stand Far Off?

Psalm 11: In the Lord I Take Refuge

Psalm 12: Help, for the Godly Are No More

Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 14: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 15: Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

Psalm 16: Preserve Me, O God

Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, My Righteous Plee

Psalm 18: The Lord is My Rock

Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Psalm 20: May the Lord Answer You in Distress

Psalm 21: The King Rejoices in Your Strength!

Psalm 22: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 24: The Earth is the Lord's

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

Psalm 26: Vindicate Me, O Lord

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Salvation

Psalm 28: The Lord is My Strength

Psalm 29: Ascribe Glory to the Lord

Psalm 30: I Will Extol You, O Lord

Psalm 31: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 32: Blessed is He who is Forgiven

Psalm 33: Praise is Fitting for the Upright

Psalm 34: Taste and See the Lord is Good

Psalm 35: Contend with Those who Contend with Me

Psalm 36: There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes

Psalm 37: Don'T Fret Because of Evildoers

Psalm 38: O Lord, Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Wrath

Psalm 39: I Will Watch My Ways

Psalm 40: I Waited Patiently for the Lord

Psalm 41: Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

Psalm 42: As the Deer Pants for the Water

Psalm 43: Send Out Your Light

Psalm 44: Redeem Us

Psalm 45: Your Throne is Forever

Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples

Psalm 48: Great is the Lord, and Greatly to Be Praised

Psalm 49: Why Should I Fear?

Psalm 50: The Mighty One Calls

Psalm 51: Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

Psalm 52: Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

Psalm 53: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 54: Vindicate Me in Your Might

Psalm 55: Cast Your Cares on the Lord

Psalm 56: Be Merciful to Me, God

Psalm 57: My Soul Takes Refuge in You

Psalm 58: God Judges the Earth

Psalm 59: Deliver Me From My Enemies, My God

Psalm 60: With God We Will Gain the Victory

Psalm 61: Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer

Psalm 62: My Soul Rests in God Alone

Psalm 63: God, You Are My God

Psalm 64: Hear My Voice in My Complaint

Psalm 65: Praise Waits for You, God, in Zion

Psalm 66: Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!

Psalm 67: May God Cause His Face to Shine on Us

Psalm 68: Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!

Psalm 69: The Waters Have Come Up to My Neck!

Psalm 70: Come Quickly to Help Me, O Lord

Psalm 71: In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

Psalm 72: Give the King Your Justice

Psalm 73: Surely God is Good to Israel

Psalm 74: Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?

Psalm 75: We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near

Psalm 76: God's Name is Great in Israel

Psalm 77: In Distress, I Sought the Lord

Psalm 78: Hear My Teaching, My People

Psalm 79: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 80: Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel

Psalm 81: Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!

Psalm 82: God Presides in the Great Assembly

Psalm 83: God, Don'T Keep Silent

Psalm 84: How Lovely Are Your Dwellings!

Psalm 85: You Have Been Favorable to Your Land

Psalm 86: Hear, O Lord, for I Am Poor and Needy

Psalm 87: His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains

Psalm 88: I Have Cried Day and Night Before You

Psalm 89: I Will Sing of His Love Forever

Psalm 90: Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 91: My Refuge and My Fortress

Psalm 92: How Great Are Your Works

Psalm 93: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 94: The Lord Will Not Forget His People

Psalm 95: Shout Aloud to the Rock of Our Salvation!

Psalm 96: Sing to O Lord, All the Earth

Psalm 97: Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!

Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 99: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 100: Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!

Psalm 101: I Will Sing of Loving Kindness and Justice

Psalm 102: Do Not Hide Your Face From Me

Psalm 103: All Within Me, Praise His Holy Name!

Psalm 104: O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great

Psalm 105: Tell of His Wonderful Works!

Psalm 106: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 107: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 108: I Will Make Music with My Soul

Psalm 109: God of My Praise, Don'T Remain Silent

Psalm 110: Sit at My Right Hand

Psalm 111: Glorious and Majestic Are His Works

Psalm 112: Blessed is He who Fears the Lord

Psalm 113: The Lord Exalts the Humble

Psalm 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 115: To Your Name Give Glory

Psalm 116: He Listens to My Voice

Psalm 117: Extol Him, All You Peoples!

Psalm 118: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 119: Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

Psalm 120: In My Distress, I Cried to the Lord

Psalm 121: I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

Psalm 122: Let Us Go to the Lord's House!

Psalm 123: To You I Do Lift Up My Eyes

Psalm 124: Our Help is in the Name of the Lord

Psalm 125: So the Lord Surrounds His People

Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us

Psalm 127: Unless the Lord Builds

Psalm 128: Blessed Are All who Walks in His Ways

Psalm 129: Many Times They Have Afflicted Me

Psalm 130: Out of the Depths I Cried to You

Psalm 131: I Have Stilled My Soul

Psalm 132: Remember David and All his Affliction

Psalm 133: How Pleasant to Live Together in Unity!

Psalm 134: Praise the Lord, All You Servants

Psalm 135: Your Name Endures Forever

Psalm 136: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 137: By the Rivers of Babylon

Psalm 138: I Will Give Thanks with My Whole Heart

Psalm 139: You Have Searched Me and Know Me

Psalm 140: Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

Psalm 141: Come to Me Quickly!

Psalm 142: With My Voice, I Ask the Lord for Mercy

Psalm 143: I Spread Out My Hands to You

Psalm 144: Blessed Be the Lord, My Rock

Psalm 145: I Will Exalt You, My God, the King

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul

Psalm 147: It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

Psalm 148: Praise the Lord From the Heavens!

Psalm 149: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 150: Let Everything That Has Breath

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