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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Psalms
144

A Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity
A Psalm of David.

1  Blessed 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 him! Job. 7.17, 18 · Ps. 8.4
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 children;
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 labor;
        
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.

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