New American Standard Bible

Psalm 18

The Lord Praised for Giving Deliverance.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, [a]who spoke to the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said,

1“I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
The Lord is my [b]rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.

The cords of death encompassed me,
And the torrents of [c]ungodliness [d]terrified me.
The cords of [e]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Then the earth shook and quaked;
And the foundations of the mountains were trembling
And were shaken, because He was angry.
Smoke went up [f]out of His nostrils,
And fire from His mouth devoured;
Coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.
10 He rode upon a cherub and flew;
And He sped upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness His hiding place, His [g]canopy around Him,
Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
12 From 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 lightning flashes in abundance, and [h]routed them.
15 Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were [i]laid bare
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

16 He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my stay.
19 He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

20 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed 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 also [j]blameless with Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
24 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His eyes.

25 With the kind You show Yourself kind;
With the [k]blameless You show Yourself blameless;
26 With the pure You show Yourself pure,
And with the crooked You show Yourself [l]astute.
27 For You save an afflicted people,
But haughty eyes You abase.
28 For You light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.
29 For by You I can [m]run upon a troop;
And by my God I can leap over a wall.

30 As for God, His way is [n]blameless;
The word of the Lord is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God,
32 The God who girds me with strength
And [o]makes my way [p]blameless?
33 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet,
And sets me upon my high places.
34 He trains my hands for battle,
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 me;
And Your [q]gentleness makes me great.
36 You enlarge my steps under me,
And my [r]feet have not slipped.

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 under my feet.
39 For You have girded me with strength for battle;
You have [s]subdued under me those who rose up against me.
40 You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
And I [t]destroyed those who hated me.
41 They cried for help, but there was none to save,
Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
42 Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;
I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.

43 You have delivered me from the contentions of the people;
You have placed me as head of the nations;
A people whom I have not known serve me.
44 As soon as they hear, they obey me;
Foreigners [u]submit to me.
45 Foreigners fade away,
And come trembling out of their [v]fortresses.

46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be the God of my salvation,
47 The God who executes vengeance for me,
And subdues peoples under me.
48 He delivers me from my enemies;
Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent man.
49 Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, O Lord,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
50 He gives great [w]deliverance to His king,
And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,
To David and his [x]descendants forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 18:1 2 Sam 22:1-51
  2. Psalm 18:2 Or crag
  3. Psalm 18:4 Or destruction; Heb Belial
  4. Psalm 18:4 Or were assailing or terrifying
  5. Psalm 18:5 I.e. the nether world
  6. Psalm 18:8 Or in His wrath
  7. Psalm 18:11 Or pavilion
  8. Psalm 18:14 Lit confused
  9. Psalm 18:15 Or uncovered
  10. Psalm 18:23 Lit complete; or having integrity; or perfect
  11. Psalm 18:25 V 23, note 1
  12. Psalm 18:26 Lit twisted
  13. Psalm 18:29 Or crush a troop
  14. Psalm 18:30 V 23, note 1
  15. Psalm 18:32 Or has made
  16. Psalm 18:32 Lit complete; or having integrity
  17. Psalm 18:35 Or condescension
  18. Psalm 18:36 Lit ankles
  19. Psalm 18:39 Lit caused to bow down
  20. Psalm 18:40 Or silenced
  21. Psalm 18:44 Lit deceive me; i.e. give feigned obedience
  22. Psalm 18:45 Lit fastnesses
  23. Psalm 18:50 I.e. victories; lit salvations
  24. Psalm 18:50 Lit seed

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Salme 18

Davids sejrssang

1Til korlederen: En sang af Herrens tjener, David. Han sang den til Herren i anledning af, at Herren havde reddet ham fra Saul og alle hans øvrige fjender.

Jeg elsker Herren,
    han er min redning.
Herren er min Klippeborg
    og min Beskytter.
Han er mit Skjul,
    hos ham søger jeg tilflugt.
Han er mit Skjold,
    min Frelse og min Fæstning.
Jeg kalder på Herren, den Højlovede,
    og frelses fra mine fjender.

Dødens reb omsluttede mig,
    undergangens bølger væltede ind over mig,
dødsriget strammede sit greb om mig,
    jeg sad fast i dødens fælde.
I min fortvivlelse råbte jeg til Herren,
    jeg bad til Gud om hjælp.
Han hørte mig fra sin helligdom,
    mit skrig nåede frem til hans ører.
Da rystede jorden og skælvede,
    bjergenes grundvolde bævede,
        for Herrens vrede var blusset op.
Røg væltede ud af hans næsebor,
    fortærende ild skød ud af hans mund,
        glødende kul sprang frem fra ham.
10 Han skubbede himlens forhæng til side
    og trådte ud på de mørke stormskyer.
11 Han steg op på en kerub og fløj,
    fór frem på vindens vinger.
12 Han hyllede sig i mørke,
    omgav sig med sorte tordenskyer.
13 Lynene glimtede foran ham,
    og haglene faldt fra skyerne.
14 Herren tordnede fra himlen,
    den højeste Gud lod sin røst høre.
15 Han skød sine pile,
    sendte fjenderne på flugt.
Han sendte sine lyn af sted,
    så fjenderne spredtes for alle vinde.
16 Herren fnyste i sin harme,
    så Jordens vande blev pisket op,
        og havets bund kom til syne.

17 Fra det høje rakte han hånden ud,
    trak mig op af det dybe vand.
18 Han frelste mig fra mine fjender,
    de hadede mig og var mig for stærke.
19 Da jeg var svag, overfaldt de mig,
    men Herren holdt mig fast
20 og førte mig i sikkerhed.
    Han frelste mig, fordi han elsker mig.
21 Herren belønnede mig for mit retsind,
    tog hensyn til min uskyld,
22 for jeg har holdt mig til hans veje.
    Jeg har ikke i ondskab vendt mig fra min Gud.
23 Altid har jeg hans bud i tanke,
    aldrig har jeg vendt ryggen til hans love.
24 Jeg har adlydt ham til punkt og prikke
    og holdt mig borte fra synden.
25 Herren har belønnet mig for min retfærd,
    han kender min pletfri levevis.
26 Herre, du er trofast mod dem, der er trofaste mod dig,
    retskaffen overfor de retskafne.
27 Du handler uskyldsrent med de uskyldige,
    men er snu mod de snedige.
28 Du ophøjer de ydmyge,
    men ydmyger de hovmodige.
29 Herre, du er mit lys og mit håb,
    du tænder dit lys i mørket.
30 Ved din hjælp kan jeg springe over mure
    og forcere enhver forhindring.

31 Guds veje er fuldkomne,
    hans løfter er sande.
Han er et skjold for dem,
    der søger ly hos ham.
32 Hvor findes der en gud som Herren?
    Hvor findes en klippe som ham?
33 Han giver mig styrke,
    han jævner vejen foran mig.
34 Han gør mine skridt sikre som hjortens,
    han giver mig fodfæste på bjergene.
35 Han træner mine arme til kamp,
    så jeg kan spænde kobberbuen.
36 Herre, du giver mig din frelse som et skjold,
    du støtter mig med din højre hånd,
        din hjælp giver mig styrke.
37 Du udjævner stien foran mig,
    så jeg ikke snubler og falder.
38 Jeg forfulgte mine fjender og gjorde det af med dem,
    jeg holdt ikke inde, før de alle var besejret.
39 Jeg slog dem ned, så de ikke kunne rejse sig,
    de ligger faldne ved mine fødder.
40 Du gav mig styrke til kampen,
    du tvang mine modstandere i knæ,
41 du slog mine fjender på flugt,
    jeg gjorde det af med dem, som hadede mig.
42 De råbte om hjælp,
    men ingen kom til undsætning.
De råbte til dig, Herre,
    men du ville ikke høre.
43 Jeg knuste dem til støv, som hvirvler i vinden,
    jeg trådte dem ned som snavs på gaden.
44 Du hjalp mig i kampen mod fjendtlige hære,
    gav mig sejr over fremmede folkeslag,
        som nu er blevet mig underlagt.
45 Straks de hørte min røst, adlød de.
    De kom krybende hen til mig.
46 De tabte fuldstændig modet,
    kom skælvende frem fra deres skjul.

47 Herren lever!
Lovet være min redningsmand.
    Ære være min Gud, som frelste mig,
48 den Gud, som besejrede mine fjender,
    som gjorde mig til hersker over fremmede folkeslag.
49 Herre, du reddede mig fra mine fjender.
    Du førte mig i sikkerhed,
        og frelste mig fra voldens mænd.

50 Derfor vil jeg lovprise dig blandt folkeslagene, Herre.
    Jeg vil synge om din storhed.
51 Du giver din konge en mægtig sejr,
    du viser nåde mod din salvede konge,
        mod mig og mine efterkommere til evig tid.