American Standard VersionThe 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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Outline1. David praises God for his manifold and marvelous blessings
ChaptersPsalm 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