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Psalm 18

David Praises the Lord for Rescuing Him.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

1“I love You [fervently and devotedly], O Lord, my strength.”

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me;
My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge;
My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold.

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
And I am saved from my enemies.


The cords of death surrounded me,
And the streams of ungodliness and torrents of destruction terrified me.

The cords of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

In my distress [when I seemed surrounded] I called upon the Lord
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry for help came before Him, into His very ears.


Then the earth shook and quaked,
The foundations of the mountains trembled;
They were shaken because He was indignant and angry.

Smoke went up from His nostrils,
And fire from His mouth devoured;
Coals were kindled by it.

He bowed the heavens also and came down;
And thick darkness was under His feet.
10 
And He rode upon a cherub (storm) and flew;
And He sped on the wings of the wind.
11 
He made darkness His hiding place (covering); His pavilion (canopy) around Him,
The darkness of the waters, the thick clouds of the skies.
12 
Out of the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
13 
The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
14 
He sent out His arrows and scattered them;
And He sent an abundance of lightning flashes and confused and routed them [in defeat].
15 
Then the stream beds of the waters appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

16 
He reached from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
17 
He rescued me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
18 
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
But the Lord was my support.
19 
He brought me out into a broad place;
He rescued me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.

20 
The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness (moral character, spiritual integrity);
According to the cleanness of my hands He has rewarded me.
21 
For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 
For all His ordinances were before me,
And I did not put away His statutes from me.
23 
I was [a]blameless before Him,
And I kept myself free from my sin.
24 
Therefore the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness (moral character, spiritual integrity),
According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

25 
With the kind (merciful, faithful, loyal) You show Yourself kind,
With the blameless You show Yourself blameless,
26 
With the pure You show Yourself pure,
And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
27 
For You save an afflicted and humble people,
But bring down those [arrogant fools] with haughty eyes.
28 
For You cause my lamp to be lighted and to shine;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.
29 
For by You I can crush a troop,
And by my God I can leap over a wall.

30 
As for God, His way is [b]blameless.
The word of the Lord is tested [it is perfect, it is faultless];
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
31 
For who is God, but the Lord?
Or who is a rock, except our God,
32 
The God who encircles me with strength
And makes my way blameless?
33 
He makes my feet like [c]hinds’ feet [able to stand firmly and tread safely on paths of testing and trouble];
He sets me [securely] upon my high places.
34 
He trains my hands for war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,
And Your right hand upholds and sustains me;
Your gentleness [Your gracious response when I pray] makes me great.
36 
You enlarge the path beneath me and make my steps secure,
So that my feet will not slip.

37 
I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
38 
I shattered them so that they were not able to rise;
They fell [wounded] under my feet.
39 
For You have encircled me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
40 
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me [in defeat],
And I silenced and destroyed those who hated me.
41 
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
Even to the Lord [they cried], but He did not answer them.
42 
Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;
I emptied them out as the dirt of the streets.

43 
You have rescued me from the contentions of the people;
You have placed me as the head of the nations;
A people whom I have not known serve me.
44 
As soon as they hear me, they respond and obey me;
Foreigners feign obedience to me.
45 
Foreigners lose heart,
And come trembling out of their strongholds.

46 
The Lord lives, blessed be my rock;
And may the God of my salvation be exalted,
47 
The God who avenges me,
And subdues peoples (nations) under me.
48 
He rescues me from my enemies;
Yes, You lift me up above those who rise up against me;
You deliver me from the man of violence.
49 
Therefore will I give thanks and praise You, O Lord, among the nations,
And sing praises to Your name.
50 
He gives great triumphs to His king,
And shows steadfast love and mercy to His anointed,
To David and his descendants forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 18:23 Lit complete; or having integrity; or perfect.
  2. Psalm 18:30 See v 23.
  3. Psalm 18:33 I.e. the hoofs of a doe.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 18

Fún adarí orin. Ti Dafidi ìránṣẹ́ Olúwa tí ó kọ sí Olúwa, ọ̀rọ̀ orin tí ó kọ sí Olúwa fún ìdáǹdè kúrò lọ́wọ́ Saulu ọ̀tá rẹ̀. Ó wí pé

1Mo fẹ́ ọ, Olúwa, agbára mi.

Olúwa ni àpáta àti odi mi, àti olùgbàlà mi;
    Ọlọ́run mi ni àpáta mi, ẹni tí mo fi ṣe ibi ìsádi mi.
    Òun ni àpáta ààbò àti ìwo ìgbàlà mi àti ibi ìsádi mi.

Mo ké pe Olúwa, ẹni tí ìyìn yẹ fún,
    a ó sì gbà mí lọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá à mi.
Ìrora ikú yí mi kà,
    àti ìṣàn omi àwọn ènìyàn búburú dẹ́rùbà mí.
Okùn isà òkú yí mi ká,
    ìkẹ́kùn ikú dojúkọ mí.

Nínú ìpọ́njú mo ké pe Olúwa;
    Mo sọkún sí Olúwa mi fún ìrànlọ́wọ́.
Láti inú tẹmpili rẹ̀, ó gbọ́ igbe mi;
    ẹkún mi wá sí iwájú rẹ̀, sí inú etí rẹ̀.
Ayé wárìrì, ó sì mì tìtì,
    ìpìlẹ̀ àwọn òkè gíga sì ṣídìí;
    wọ́n wárìrì nítorí tí ó ń bínú.
Èéfín ti ihò imú rẹ̀ jáde wá;
    Iná ajónirun ti ẹnu rẹ̀ jáde wá,
    ẹ̀yin iná bú jáde láti inú rẹ̀.
Ó pín àwọn ọ̀run, Ó sì jáde wá;
    àwọsánmọ̀ dúdú sì wà ní abẹ́ ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀.
10 Ó gun orí kérúbù, ó sì fò;
    ó ń rábàbà lórí ìyẹ́ apá afẹ́fẹ́.
11 Ó fi òkùnkùn ṣe ibojì rẹ̀, ó fi ṣe ìbòrí yí ara rẹ̀ ká
    kurukuru òjò dúdú ní ojú ọ̀run.
12 Nípa ìmọ́lẹ̀ iwájú rẹ̀, àwọsánmọ̀ ṣíṣú dudu rẹ kọjá lọ
    pẹ̀lú yìnyín àti ẹ̀yín iná
13 Olúwa sán àrá láti ọ̀run wá;
    Ọ̀gá-ògo sì fọ ohun rẹ̀; yìnyín àti ẹ̀yin iná.
14 Ó ta àwọn ọfà rẹ̀, ó sì tú àwọn ọ̀tá náà ká,
    ọfà mọ̀nàmọ́ná ńlá sì dà wọ́n rú.
15 A sì fi ìsàlẹ̀ àwọn Òkun hàn,
    a sì rí àwọn ìpìlẹ̀ ayé
nípa ìbáwí rẹ, Olúwa,
    nípa fífún èémí ihò imú rẹ.

16 Ó sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ibi gíga, ó sì dì mímú;
    Ó fà mí jáde láti inú omi jíjìn.
17 Ó gbà mí kúrò lọ́wọ́ ọ̀tá mi alágbára,
    láti ọwọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá, ti ó lágbára jù fún mi.
18 Wọ́n dojúkọ mí ní ọjọ́ ìpọ́njú mi;
    ṣùgbọ́n Olúwa ni alátìlẹ́yìn mi.
19 Ó mú mi jáde wá sínú ibi ńlá;
    Ó gbà mí nítorí tí ó ní inú dídùn sí mi.

20 Olúwa ti hùwà sí mi gẹ́gẹ́ bí òdodo mi;
    gẹ́gẹ́ bí mímọ́ ọwọ́ mi, ó ti fi èrè fún mi
21 Nítorí mo ti pa ọ̀nà Olúwa mọ́;
    èmi kò ṣe búburú nípa yíyí padà kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Ọlọ́run mi
22 Gbogbo òfin rẹ̀ ni ó wà níwájú mi;
    èmi kò sì yípadà kúrò nínú ìlànà rẹ̀.
23 Mo ti jẹ́ aláìlẹ́bi níwájú rẹ̀;
    mo sì pa ara mi mọ́ kúrò nínú ẹ̀ṣẹ̀.
24 Olúwa san ẹ̀san fún mi gẹ́gẹ́ bí òdodo mi;
    gẹ́gẹ́ bí mímọ́ ọwọ́ mi níwájú rẹ̀.

25 Fún olóòtítọ́ ni ìwọ ó fi ara rẹ̀ hàn ní olóòtítọ́,
    sí aláìlẹ́bi, ìwọ ó fi ara rẹ̀ hàn ní aláìlẹ́bi,
26 Sí ọlọ́kàn mímọ́, ìwọ ó fi ara rẹ̀ hàn ní ọlọ́kàn mímọ́,
    ṣùgbọ́n sí ọlọ́kàn-wíwọ́, ìwọ ó fi ara rẹ̀ hàn ní òǹrorò.
27 O pa onírẹ̀lẹ̀ mọ́,
    ṣùgbọ́n ó rẹ àwọn ti ń gbéraga sílẹ̀.
28 Ìwọ, Olúwa, jẹ́ kí fìtílà mi
    kí ó máa tàn; Ọlọ́run mi, yí òkùnkùn mi padà sí ìmọ́lẹ̀.
29 Pẹ̀lú ìrànlọ́wọ́ rẹ̀, èmi sáré tọ ogun lọ;
    pẹ̀lú Ọlọ́run mi mo lè fo odi kan.

30 Bí ó ṣe ti Ọlọ́run mi, ọ̀nà rẹ̀ pé,
    a ti rídìí ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa
    òun ni àpáta ààbò fún gbogbo àwọn tí ó fi ṣe ààbò.
31 Nítorí ta ni ṣe Ọlọ́run bí kò ṣe Olúwa?
    Ta ní àpáta bí kò ṣe Olúwa wa?
32 Ọlọ́run ni ẹni tí ó fi agbára dì mí ní àmùrè
    ó sì mú ọ̀nà mi pé.
33 Ó ṣe ẹsẹ̀ mi gẹ́gẹ́ bi ẹsẹ̀ abo àgbọ̀nrín;
    ó jẹ́ ki n lè dúró lórí ibi gíga.
34 Ó kọ́ ọwọ́ mi ni ogun jíjà;
    apá mi lè tẹ ọrùn idẹ
35 Ìwọ fi asà ìṣẹ́gun rẹ̀ fún mi,
    ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ̀ gbé mí dúró;
    àti ìwà pẹ̀lẹ́ rẹ̀ sọ mí di ńlá.
36 Ìwọ sọ ìrìn ẹsẹ̀ mi di ńlá ní ìsàlẹ̀ mi,
    kí kókó-ẹsẹ̀ mi má ṣe yẹ̀.

37 Èmi lépa àwọn ọ̀tá mi, èmi sì bá wọn
    èmi kò sì padà lẹ́yìn wọn títí a fi run wọ́n.
38 Èmi sá wọn ní ọgbẹ́ tí wọn ko fi le è dìde;
    Wọ́n ṣubú ní abẹ́ ẹsẹ̀ mi.
39 Nítorí ìwọ fi agbára dì mí ní àmùrè fún ogun náà;
    ìwọ ti mú àwọn tí ó dìde si mí tẹríba ní abẹ́ ẹsẹ̀ mi
40 Ìwọ yí ẹ̀yìn àwọn ọ̀tá mí padà sí mi
    èmi sì pa àwọn tí ó kórìíra mi run.
41 Wọ́n kígbe fún ìrànlọ́wọ́, ṣùgbọ́n kò sí ẹnìkan tí ó gbà wọ́n,
    àní sí Olúwa, ṣùgbọ́n kò dá wọn lóhùn.
42 Mo lù wọ́n gẹ́gẹ́ bí eruku níwájú afẹ́fẹ́;
    mo dà wọ́n síta gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹrọ̀fọ̀.
43 Ìwọ ti gbà mí lọ́wọ́ ìkọlù àwọn ènìyàn;
    Ìwọ ti fi mí ṣe olórí àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè.
Àwọn ènìyàn ti èmi kò mọ, yóò sì máa sìn mí,
44     ni wéré ti wọ́n gbọ́ ohùn mi, wọ́n pa àṣẹ mi mọ́;
    àwọn ọmọ àjèjì yóò tẹríba fún mi.
45 Àyà yóò pá àlejò;
    wọn yóò sì fi ìbẹ̀rù jáde láti ibi kọ́lọ́fín wọn.

46 Olúwa wà láààyè! Olùbùkún ni àpáta mi!
    Gbígbéga ní Ọlọ́run Olùgbàlà mi.
47 Òun ni Ọlọ́run tí ó ń gbẹ̀san mi,
    tí ó sì ń ṣẹ́gun àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè tí ó wà ní abẹ́ mi,
48     tí ó pa mí mọ́ kúrò lọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá mí.
Ìwọ gbé mi ga ju àwọn ọ̀tá tí ó dìde sí mi lọ;
    lọ́wọ́ àwọn ènìyàn alágbára ni ìwọ ti gbà mí.
49 Títí láéláé, èmi yóò máa yìn ọ́ láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè, ìwọ Olúwa;
    Èmi yóò sì máa kọ orin ìyìn sí orúkọ rẹ.

50 Ó fún ọba rẹ̀ ni ìṣẹ́gun ńlá;
    ó fi ìkáàánú àìṣẹ̀tàn fún ẹni ààmì òróró rẹ̀,
    fún Dafidi àti ìran rẹ̀ títí láé.