Psalms 18

ECB(i) 1 To His Eminence; By David the servant of Yah Veh: who worded to Yah Veh the words of this song in the day Yah Weh rescued him from the palm of his enemies, and from the hand of Shaul: and he says, I mercy you, O Yah Veh, my strength! 2 Yah Veh is my rock and my stronghold and my escape; my El, my rock in whom I seek refuge; my buckler and the horn of my salvation; my secure loft. 3 I call Yah Veh, The Halaled One: - saved from my enemies. 4 The cords of death surround me; the wadies of Beli Yaal frighten me; 5 the cords of sheol surround me; the snares of death anticipate me. 6 In my tribulation I call on Yah Veh and cry to my Elohim; he hears my voice from his manse, and my cry comes at his face - to his ears. 7 And the earth shakes and quakes; the foundations of the mountains quake and shake because he is inflamed. 8 A smoke ascends from his nostrils and fire from his mouth consumes - it burns coals. 9 And he spreads the heavens, and descends; dripping darkness is under his feet: 10 he rides on a cherub and flies; yes, he flies on the wings of the wind: 11 he sets darkness for his covert; his sukkoth/brush arbor surrounds him - dark waters and thick clouds of vapours: 12 at the brilliance in front of him his thick clouds pass - hail and coals of fire. 13 Yah Veh thunders in the heavens; Elyon gives his voice - hail and coals of fire: 14 yes, he sends his arrows and scatters them; he shoots lightnings and agitates them. 15 And the reservoirs of waters were seen, and exposed are the foundations of the world at your rebuke, O Yah Veh - at the breath of the wind/spirit of your nostrils. 16 He sends from the heights; he takes me; he draws me from many waters: 17 he rescues me from my strong enemy - from them who hate me; for they are stronger than I. 18 They anticipate me in the day of my calamity; and Yah Veh is my support. 19 He brings me to an expanse; he rescues me, because he delights in me: 20 Yah Veh deals according to my justness; - returns according to the purity of my hands: 21 for I guard the ways of Yah Veh - not done wickedly against my Elohim. 22 For all his judgments are in front of me and I turn not aside his statutes from me: 23 and I am integrious in front of him and I guard myself from my perversity: 24 and Yah Veh returns to me according to my justness - according to the purity of my hands in his eyes. 25 With the mercied, merciful; with the mighty integrious, integrious; 26 with the pure, purified; with the pervert, a wrestler. 27 For you save the humble people and abase the lofted eye. 28 For you - you light my lamp; Yah Veh my Elohim illuminates my darkeness. 29 For by you, I run a troop; and by Elohim I leap a wall. 30 El, his way is integrious; the saying of Yah Veh is refined: he is a buckler to all who seek refuge in him. 31 For who is Elohah, except Yah Veh? Who is a rock, except our Elohim? 32 El girts me with valour and gives my way integrious; 33 He places my feet as the hinds and stands me on my bamahs; 34 he teaches my hands to war so my arms bend a bow of steel. 35 You give me the buckler of your salvation; your right upholds me; and your humbleness abounds me: 36 you enlarge my paces under me; my ankles waver not. 37 I pursue my enemies, and overtake them; I return not until they are finished off: 38 I strike them who are not able to rise; they fall under my feet. 39 For you girt me with valour to the war; you knuckle them under who rise: 40 you give me the necks of my enemies; to exterminate them who hate me. 41 They cry, and there is no savior; - to Yah Veh, but he answers them not. 42 And I purlverize them as the dust at the face of the wind; I pour them out as mire in the outways. 43 You slip me away from the strivings of the people; and you set me at the head of the goyim: a people I know not serve me. 44 At the hearing of the ear, they hearken to me; the sons of strangers disavow me: 45 the sons of strangers wither, and tremble from their borders. 46 Yah Veh lives; blessed be my rock; and lofted be the Elohim of my salvation. 47 El gives me vengeance - subdues all the people under me. 48 He slips me away from my enemies; yes, you lift me above them who rise; you rescue me from the man of violence. 49 So I spread hands to you, O Yah Veh, among the goyim, and psalm to your name. 50 He greatens salvation to his sovereign; and works mercy to his anointed - to David, and to his seed eternally.