Psalm 18:9
Context
The Lord is My Rock

1I will love you, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies. 4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved 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 darkness was under his feet. 10And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightning, and discomfited them. 15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. 16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. 20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me. 21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. 23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. 24Therefore has the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright; 26With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself devious. 27For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks. 28For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? 32It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect. 33He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and sets me on my high places. 34He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms. 35You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right hand has held me up, and your gentleness has made me great. 36You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. 37I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet. 39For you have girded me with strength to the battle: you have subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40You have also given me the necks of my enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me. 41They cried, but there was none to save them: even to the LORD, but he answered them not. 42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets. 43You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me. 44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves to me. 45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places. 46The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. 47It is God that avenges me, and subdues the people under me. 48He delivers me from my enemies: yes, you lift me up above those that rise up against me: you have delivered me from the violent man. 49Therefore will I give thanks to you, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises to your name. 50Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for ever more.
Cross References
Psalm 68:8
The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.


Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.


Psalm 144:5
Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.


Isaiah 19:1
The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the middle of it.


Isaiah 64:1
Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence,


Treasury of Scripture

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

He bowed. Jehovah is here represented as a mighty warrior going forth to fight the battles of David, When He descended to the engagement, the very heavens bowed to render his descent more awful: His military tent was substantial darkness; the voice of His thunder was the warlike alarm which sounded to battle; the chariot in which He rode was the thick clouds of heaven, conducted by cherubs, and carried on by the irresistible force and rapid wings of an impetuous tempest; and the darts and weapons He employed were thunder-bolts, lightnings, fiery hail, deluging rains, and stormy winds! No wonder that when God arose all His enemies were scattered, and those that hated Him fled before Him.

Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides on the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

Psalm 144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like to the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven in your help, and in his excellency on the sky.

2 Samuel 22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke...

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake...

Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light...

Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise...

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away...

darkness

Deuteronomy 5:22,23 These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the middle of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness...

Mark 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter.

Strong's Concordance
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness [was] under his feet.
Topical Bible
Bent Bowed Clouds Dark Darkness Heavens Inclineth Thick
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Psalms Chapter 18 Verse 9

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