17:14 From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion [is] in life, And [with] Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied [with] sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
17:15 I — in righteousness, I see Thy face; I am satisfied, in awaking, [with] Thy form!
18:1 To the Overseer. — By a servant of Jehovah, by David, who hath spoken to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul, and he saith: — I love Thee, O Jehovah, my strength.
18:2 Jehovah [is] my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God [is] my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.
18:3 The `Praised One’ I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.
18:4 Compassed me have cords of death, And streams of the worthless make me afraid.
18:5 Cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been snares of death.
18:6 In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.
18:7 And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake — because He hath wrath.
18:8 Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils, And fire from His mouth consumeth, Coals have been kindled by it.
18:9 And He inclineth the heavens, and cometh down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet.
18:10 And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And He flieth on wings of wind.
18:11 He maketh darkness His secret place, Round about Him His tabernacle, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
18:12 From the brightness over-against Him His thick clouds have passed on, Hail and coals of fire.
18:13 And thunder in the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice, Hail and coals of fire.
18:14 And He sendeth His arrows and scattereth them, And much lightning, and crusheth them.
18:15 And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.
18:16 He sendeth from above — He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
18:17 He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.
18:18 They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.
18:19 And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me.
18:20 Jehovah doth recompense me According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.
18:21 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
18:22 For all His judgments [are] before me, And His statutes I turn not from me.
18:23 And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.
18:24 And Jehovah doth return to me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, Over-against his eyes.
18:25 With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.