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Passage Lookup: Psalms 18

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Psalms 18:1
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For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord . He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

I love you, Lord , my strength.(b)
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Psalms 18:2
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The Lord is my rock,(c) my fortress(d) and my deliverer;(e) my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(f) my shield[b](g) and the horn[c] of my salvation,(h) my stronghold.
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Psalms 18:3
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I called to the Lord , who is worthy of praise,(i) and I have been saved from my enemies.(j)
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Psalms 18:4
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The cords of death(k) entangled me; the torrents(l) of destruction overwhelmed me.
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Psalms 18:5
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The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death(m) confronted me.
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Psalms 18:6
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In my distress(n) I called to the Lord ;(o) I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice;(p) my cry came(q) before him, into his ears.
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Psalms 18:7
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The earth trembled(r) and quaked,(s) and the foundations of the mountains shook;(t) they trembled because he was angry.(u)
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Psalms 18:8
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Smoke rose from his nostrils;(v) consuming fire(w) came from his mouth, burning coals(x) blazed out of it.
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Psalms 18:9
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He parted the heavens and came down;(y) dark clouds(z) were under his feet.
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Psalms 18:10
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He mounted the cherubim(aa) and flew; he soared(ab) on the wings of the wind.(ac)
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Psalms 18:11
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He made darkness his covering,(ad) his canopy(ae) around him— the dark rain clouds of the sky.
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Psalms 18:12
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Out of the brightness of his presence(af) clouds advanced, with hailstones(ag) and bolts of lightning.(ah)
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Psalms 18:13
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The Lord thundered(ai) from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
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Psalms 18:14
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He shot his arrows(aj) and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning(ak) he routed them.(al)
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Psalms 18:15
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The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations(am) of the earth laid bare at your rebuke,(an) Lord , at the blast of breath from your nostrils.(ao)
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Psalms 18:16
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He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.(ap)
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Psalms 18:17
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He rescued me from my powerful enemy,(aq) from my foes, who were too strong for me.(ar)
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Psalms 18:18
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They confronted me in the day of my disaster,(as) but the Lord was my support.(at)
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Psalms 18:19
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He brought me out into a spacious place;(au) he rescued me because he delighted in me.(av)
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Psalms 18:20
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The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;(aw) according to the cleanness of my hands(ax) he has rewarded me.(ay)
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Psalms 18:21
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For I have kept the ways of the Lord ;(az) I am not guilty of turning(ba) from my God.
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Psalms 18:22
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All his laws are before me;(bb) I have not turned away from his decrees.
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Psalms 18:23
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I have been blameless(bc) before him and have kept myself from sin.
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Psalms 18:24
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The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,(bd) according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
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Psalms 18:25
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To the faithful(be) you show yourself faithful,(bf) to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
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Psalms 18:26
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to the pure(bg) you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.(bh)
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Psalms 18:27
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You save the humble(bi) but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.(bj)
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Psalms 18:28
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You, Lord , keep my lamp(bk) burning; my God turns my darkness into light.(bl)
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Psalms 18:29
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With your help(bm) I can advance against a troop[e]; with my God I can scale a wall.
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Psalms 18:30
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As for God, his way is perfect:(bn) The Lord 's word is flawless;(bo) he shields(bp) all who take refuge(bq) in him.
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Psalms 18:31
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For who is God besides the Lord ?(br) And who is the Rock(bs) except our God?
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Psalms 18:32
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It is God who arms me with strength(bt) and keeps my way secure.(bu)
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Psalms 18:33
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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;(bv) he causes me to stand on the heights.(bw)
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Psalms 18:34
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He trains my hands for battle;(bx) my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
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Psalms 18:35
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You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains(by) me; your help has made me great.
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Psalms 18:36
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You provide a broad path(bz) for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.(ca)
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Psalms 18:37
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I pursued my enemies(cb) and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
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Psalms 18:38
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I crushed them(cc) so that they could not rise;(cd) they fell beneath my feet.(ce)
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Psalms 18:39
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You armed me with strength(cf) for battle; you humbled my adversaries(cg) before me.
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Psalms 18:40
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You made my enemies turn their backs(ch) in flight, and I destroyed(ci) my foes.
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Psalms 18:41
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They cried for help, but there was no one to save them(cj)— to the Lord , but he did not answer.(ck)
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Psalms 18:42
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I beat them as fine as windblown dust;(cl) I trampled them[f] like mud in the streets.
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Psalms 18:43
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You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations.(cm) People I did not know(cn) now serve me,
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Psalms 18:44
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foreigners(co) cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
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Psalms 18:45
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They all lose heart;(cp) they come trembling(cq) from their strongholds.(cr)
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Psalms 18:46
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The Lord lives!(cs) Praise be to my Rock!(ct) Exalted be God(cu) my Savior!(cv)
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Psalms 18:47
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He is the God who avenges(cw) me, who subdues nations(cx) under me,
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Psalms 18:48
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who saves(cy) me from my enemies.(cz) You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man(da) you rescued me.
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Psalms 18:49
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Therefore I will praise you, Lord , among the nations;(db) I will sing(dc) the praises of your name.(dd)
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Psalms 18:50
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He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing love to his anointed,(de) to David(df) and to his descendants forever.(dg)
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