1: I will give you my love, O Lord, my strength. 2: The Lord is my Rock, my walled town, and my saviour; my God, my Rock, in him will I put my faith; my breastplate, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3: I will send up my cry to the Lord, who is to be praised; so will I be made safe from those who are against me. 4: The cords of death were round me, and the seas of evil put me in fear. 5: The cords of hell were round me: the nets of death came on me. 6: In my trouble my voice went up to the Lord, and my cry to my God: my voice came to his hearing in his holy Temple, and my prayer came before him, even into his ears. 7: Then trouble and shock came on the earth; and the bases of the mountains were moved and shaking, because he was angry. 8: There went up a smoke from his nose, and a fire of destruction from his mouth: flames were lighted by it. 9: The heavens were bent, so that he might come down; and it was dark under his feet. 10: And he went in flight through the air, seated on a storm-cloud: going quickly on the wings of the wind. 11: He made the dark his secret place; his tent round him was the dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12: Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and fire. 13: The Lord made thunder in the heavens, and the voice of the Highest was sounding out: a rain of ice and fire. 14: He sent out his arrows, driving them in all directions; by his flames of fire they were troubled. 15: Then the deep beds of the waters were seen, and the bases of the world were uncovered, because of your words of wrath, O Lord, because of the breath from your mouth. 16: He sent from on high, he took me, pulling me out of great waters. 17: He made me free from my strong hater, and from those who were against me, because they were stronger than I. 18: They came on me in the day of my trouble; but the Lord was my support. 19: He took me out into a wide place; he was my saviour because he had delight in me. 20: The Lord gives me the reward of my righteousness, because my hands are clean before him. 21: For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not been turned away in sin from my God. 22: For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me. 23: And I was upright before him, and I kept myself from sin. 24: Because of this the Lord has given me the reward of my righteousness, because my hands are clean in his eyes. 25: On him who has mercy you will have mercy; to the upright you will be upright; 26: He who is holy will see that you are holy; but to the man whose way is not straight you will be a hard judge. 27: For you are the saviour of those who are in trouble; but eyes full of pride will be made low. 28: You, O Lord, will be my light; by you, my God, the dark will be made bright for me. 29: By your help I have made a way through the wall which was shutting me in; by the help of my God I have gone over a wall. 30: As for God, his way is completely good; the word of the Lord is tested; he is a breastplate for all those who put their faith in him. 31: For who is God but the Lord? or who is a Rock but our God? 32: God puts a strong band about me, guiding me in a straight way. 33: He makes my feet like roes' feet, and puts me on high places. 34: He makes my hands expert in war, so that a bow of brass is bent by my arms. 35: You have given me the breastplate of your salvation: your right hand has been my support, and your mercy has made me great. 36: You have made my steps wide under me, so that my feet are kept from slipping. 37: I go after my haters and overtake them; not turning back till they are all overcome. 38: I will give them wounds, so that they are not able to get up: they are stretched under my feet. 39: For I have been armed by you with strength for the fight: you have made low under me those who come out against me. 40: By you their backs are turned in flight, so that my haters are cut off. 41: They were crying out, but there was no one to come to their help: even to the Lord, but he gave them no answer. 42: Then they were crushed as small as dust before the wind; they were drained out like the waste of the streets. 43: You have made me free from the fightings of the people; you have made me the head of the nations: a people of whom I had no knowledge will be my servants. 44: From the time when my name comes to their ears they will be ruled by me: men of other countries will, with false hearts, put themselves under my authority. 45: They will be wasting away, they will come out of their secret places shaking with fear. 46: The Lord is living; praise be to my Rock, and let the God of my salvation be honoured. 47: It is God who sends punishment on my haters, and puts peoples under my rule. 48: He makes me free from my haters; I am lifted up over those who come up against me: you have made me free from the violent man. 49: Because of this I will give you praise, O Lord, among the nations, and will make a song of praise to your name. 50: Great salvation does he give to his king; he has mercy on the king of his selection, David, and on his seed for ever.