Psalm 144 King James Version

A Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity

144 1  Blessed be the Lord my strength, [1] which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 2  My goodness, [2] 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! 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 [3] 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 [4] 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 labour; 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.


[1] 144:1 strength: Heb. rock

[2] 144:2 My goodness: or, My mercy

[3] 144:10 salvation: or, victory

[4] 144:12 polished: Heb. cut

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