A Psalm of
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
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
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.
Psalm 145 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 144 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.