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Psalms 18:1
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For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord , [a]who spoke to the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said,

"I love You, O Lord , (a)my strength."
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Psalms 18:2
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The Lord is (b)my [b]rock and (c)my fortress and my (d)deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My (e)shield and the (f)horn of my salvation, my (g)stronghold.
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Psalms 18:3
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I call upon the Lord , who is (h)worthy to be praised, And I am (i)saved from my enemies.
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Psalms 18:4
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The (j)cords of death encompassed me, And the (k)torrents of [c]ungodliness [d]terrified me.
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Psalms 18:5
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The (l)cords of [e]Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.
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Psalms 18:6
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In my (m)distress I called upon the Lord , And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice (n)out of His temple, And my (o)cry for help before Him came into His ears.
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Psalms 18:7
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Then the (p)earth shook and quaked; And the (q)foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.
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Psalms 18:8
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Smoke went up [f]out of His nostrils, And (r)fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.
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Psalms 18:9
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He (s)bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick (t)darkness under His feet.
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Psalms 18:10
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He rode upon a (u)cherub and flew; And He sped upon the (v)wings of the wind.
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Psalms 18:11
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He made (w)darkness His hiding place, (x)His [g]canopy around Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
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Psalms 18:12
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From the (y)brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and (z)coals of fire.
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Psalms 18:13
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The Lord also (aa)thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
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Psalms 18:14
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He (ab)sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and [h]routed them.
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Psalms 18:15
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Then the (ac)channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were [i]laid bare At Your (ad)rebuke, O Lord , At the blast of the (ae)breath of Your nostrils.
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Psalms 18:16
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He (af)sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of (ag)many waters.
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Psalms 18:17
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He (ah)delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were (ai)too mighty for me.
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Psalms 18:18
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They confronted me in (aj)the day of my calamity, But (ak)the Lord was my stay.
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Psalms 18:19
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He brought me forth also into a (al)broad place; He rescued me, because (am)He delighted in me.
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Psalms 18:20
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The Lord has (an)rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the (ao)cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
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Psalms 18:21
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For I have (ap)kept the ways of the Lord , And have (aq)not wickedly departed from my God.
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Psalms 18:22
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For all (ar)His ordinances were before me, And I did not put away His (as)statutes from me.
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Psalms 18:23
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I was also [j](at)blameless with Him, And I (au)kept myself from my iniquity.
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Psalms 18:24
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Therefore the Lord has (av)recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.
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Psalms 18:25
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With (aw)the kind You show Yourself kind; With the [k]blameless (ax)You show Yourself blameless;
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Psalms 18:26
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With the pure You show Yourself (ay)pure, And with the crooked (az)You show Yourself [l]astute.
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Psalms 18:27
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For You (ba)save an afflicted people, But (bb)haughty eyes You abase.
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Psalms 18:28
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For You (bc)light my lamp; The Lord my God (bd)illumines my darkness.
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Psalms 18:29
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For by You I can [m](be)run upon a troop; And by my God I can (bf)leap over a wall.
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Psalms 18:30
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As for God, His way is [n](bg)blameless; The (bh)word of the Lord is tried; He is a (bi)shield to all who take refuge in Him.
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Psalms 18:31
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For (bj)who is God, but the Lord ? And who is a (bk)rock, except our God,
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Psalms 18:32
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The God who (bl)girds me with strength And [o]makes my way [p](bm)blameless?
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Psalms 18:33
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He (bn)makes my feet like hinds' feet, And (bo)sets me upon my high places.
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Psalms 18:34
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He (bp)trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can (bq)bend a bow of bronze.
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Psalms 18:35
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You have also given me (br)the shield of Your salvation, And Your (bs)right hand upholds me; And (bt)Your [q]gentleness makes me great.
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Psalms 18:36
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You (bu)enlarge my steps under me, And my [r](bv)feet have not slipped.
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Psalms 18:37
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I (bw)pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back (bx)until they were consumed.
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Psalms 18:38
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I shattered them, so that they were (by)not able to rise; They fell (bz)under my feet.
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Psalms 18:39
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For You have (ca)girded me with strength for battle; You have [s](cb)subdued under me those who rose up against me.
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Psalms 18:40
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You have also made my enemies (cc)turn their backs to me, And I [t](cd)destroyed those who hated me.
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Psalms 18:41
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They cried for help, but there was (ce)none to save, Even to the Lord , but (cf)He did not answer them.
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Psalms 18:42
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Then I beat them fine as the (cg)dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.
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Psalms 18:43
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You have delivered me from the (ch)contentions of the people; You have placed me as (ci)head of the nations; A (cj)people whom I have not known serve me.
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Psalms 18:44
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As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners [u](ck)submit to me.
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Psalms 18:45
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Foreigners (cl)fade away, And (cm)come trembling out of their [v]fortresses.
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Psalms 18:46
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The Lord (cn)lives, and blessed be (co)my rock; And exalted be (cp)the God of my salvation,
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Psalms 18:47
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The God who (cq)executes vengeance for me, And (cr)subdues peoples under me.
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Psalms 18:48
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He (cs)delivers me from my enemies; Surely You (ct)lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the (cu)violent man.
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Psalms 18:49
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Therefore I will (cv)give thanks to You among the nations, O Lord , And I will (cw)sing praises to Your name.
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Psalms 18:50
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He gives great [w](cx)deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to (cy)His anointed, To David and (cz)his [x]descendants forever.
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