144:1 [A Psalm] of David. Blessed [be] the LORD my strength, who
teacheth my hands to war, [and] my fingers to fight;
144:2 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.
144:3 LORD, what [is] man, that thou takest knowledge of him!
[or] the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days [are] as a shadow that
144:5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the
mountains, and they shall smoke.
144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot thy arrows,
and destroy them.
144:7 Send thy hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of
great waters, from the hand of strange children;
144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand [is] a
right hand of falsehood.
144:9 I will sing a new song to thee, O God: upon a psaltery
[and] an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises to thee.
144:10 [It is he] that giveth salvation to kings: who delivereth
David his servant from the hurtful sword.
144:11 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:
144:12 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:
144:13 [That] our granaries [may be] full, affording all manner
of store; [that] our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten
thousands in our streets:
144:14 [That] our oxen [may be] strong to labor; that [there be]
no breaking in, nor going out; that [there be] no complaining
in our streets.
144:15 Happy [is that] people, that is in such a case: [yes],
happy [is that] people, whose God [is] the LORD.