And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the
LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the
hand of Saul:
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of
my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from
David sang this song to God on the day that God delivered him out of the hand of his enemies:
God is my rock, fortress, and deliverer.
I'll trust the God of my rock. He's my shield, the horn of my salvation, my high tower, my saviour.
God saves me from violence.
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved
from mine enemies.
I'll call on God, so I can be saved from my enemies.
When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me
The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did
hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
When I'm about to die, ungodly men make me afraid, the sorrows of hell surround me, etc., I call on God.
He hears my voice. My cry enters his ears.
Then the earth shook
and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was
When God gets angry, the earth shakes and the foundation of heaven moves.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were
kindled by it.
Smoke comes out of his nostrils and fire out of his mouth.
He bowed the
heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
God split the heavens and came down, with darkness under his feet.
And he rode upon a
cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick
clouds of the skies.
Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.
He rode on a cherub, and flew.
(I hope someone got a picture of that.)
The LORD thundered from
heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
God thundered from heaven and the most High uttered his voice.
(Isn't God "the most High"?)
And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited
He shot out arrows and lightning, and he discomfited them.
And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the
world were discovered at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his
He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for
they were too strong for me.
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he
delighted in me.
The foundations of the world were discovered from a blast of his nostrils.
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the
cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from
For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not
depart from them.
I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness;
according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
God rewarded me for my righteousness and clean hands.
I obeyed God in everything I ever did.
I am completely clean in God's eye sight. 
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright
man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt
shew thyself unsavoury.
And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the
haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
If you're good and kind, God will be good and kind to you.
But if you're bad, God will be even worse to you.
For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a
buckler to all them that trust in him.
For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
By God, I have jumped over a wall.
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
God makes my feet like deer's feet.
He teacheth my hands
to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness
hath made me great.
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
God teaches my hands to war.
(Might as well learn from an expert.)
I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again
until I had consumed them.
And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise:
yea, they are fallen under my feet.
For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against
me hast thou subdued under me.
God has helped me wound and kill my enemies.
They have all fallen under my feet.
Thou hast also given
me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.
God has given me the necks of my enemies, so I can destroy those that hate me.
They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he
answered them not.
No one will save them, not even God when they ask him for help.
Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them
as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
I beat them into dust and stomp them into the street.
Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast
kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
God has made me ruler over the heathen and forced them to serve me.
Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they
shall be obedient unto me.
Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close
The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the
rock of my salvation.
Strangers submit themselves to me.
They fade away and are afraid of me.
It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me.
And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up
on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the
Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I
will sing praises unto thy name.
God avenges me and lifts me above my enemies.
He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his
anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.
God is merciful to me, as he will be to all of my descendants.