Psalm 18

Diligam te, Domine
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The Lord rewarded me according to my righteous dealing; *
according to the cleanness of my hands he recompensed me,
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Because I had kept the ways of the Lord *
and had not forsaken my God, as the wicked do.
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For I had an eye unto all his laws *
and did not cast out his commandments from me.
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I was also uncorrupt before him *
and kept myself from my own wickedness.
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Therefore the Lord rewarded me according to my righteous dealing, *
and according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
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With the faithful you show yourself faithful, *
and with the upright you show yourself upright.
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With the pure you show yourself pure, *
but with the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
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For you shall save the people who are in adversity, *
but shall bring down the high looks of the proud.
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You also shall light my lamp; *
the Lord my God shall turn my darkness into light.
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For with you I shall crush a host of men, *
and with the help of my God I can leap over a wall.
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The way of God is an undefiled way; the word of the Lord also is tried in the fire; *
he is the defender of all those who put their trust in him.
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For who is God, but the Lord, *
or who is a rock, except our God?
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It is God who girds me with strength for war *
and makes my way perfect.
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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer *
and sets me up on high.
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He teaches my hands to fight, *
and my arms shall bend even a bow of bronze.
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You have given me the shield of your salvation; *
your right hand also shall hold me up, and your loving correction shall make me great.
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You have made a broad path for my feet, *
and my footsteps shall not slip.
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I will follow my enemies and overtake them; *
I will not turn again until I have destroyed them.
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I will smite them, and they shall not be able to stand. *
They shall fall under my feet.
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You have girded me with strength for the battle; *
you shall throw down my enemies under me.
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You have made my enemies turn their backs upon me, *
and I shall destroy those who hate me.
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They shall cry, but there shall be none to help them; *
even unto the Lord shall they cry, but he shall nothear them.
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I will beat them as small as dust before the wind; *
I will tread them down as mire in the streets.
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You shall deliver me from the strivings of the peoples, *
and you shall make me the head of the nations.
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A people whom I have not known *
shall be in subjection under me.
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As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me; *
and foreigners shall cringe before me.
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Foreigners shall lose heart, *
and being afraid shall come out of their strongholds.
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The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, *
and praised be the God of my salvation,
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Even the God who sees that I am avenged *
and subdues the peoples under me.
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It is he who delivers me from my cruel enemies, and lifts me up above my adversaries; *
you shall rid me of the wicked.
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For this cause will I give thanks unto you, O Lord, among the nations, *
and sing praises unto your Name.
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Great prosperity he gives unto his King, *
and shows loving-kindness to David his Anointed, and unto his seed for evermore.