Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst *
I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
I have found David my servant *
with my holy oil have I anointed him.
My hand shall hold him fast *
and my arm shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not be able to do him violence *
the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
I will smite down his foes before his face *
and plague them that hate him.
My truth also and my mercy shall be with him *
and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
I will set his dominion also in the sea *
and his right hand in the floods.
He shall call me, Thou art my Father *
my God, and my strong salvation.
And I will make him my first-born *
higher than the kings of the earth.
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore *
and my covenant shall stand fast with him.