Thematic Bible

Psalm 18:1 (show verse)

And he said: "I love you, O Yahweh, my strength."

Psalm 18:2 (show verse)

Yahweh [is] my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I have taken refuge, my shield and the horn of my deliverance, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:3 (show verse)

I called upon Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised, and I was saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:4 (show verse)

The ropes of death encircled me, and streams of ruin overwhelmed me.

Psalm 18:5 (show verse)

The ropes of Sheol surrounded me; [the] snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 18:6 (show verse)

In my trouble I called on Yahweh, and to my God I cried for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help came up before his presence into his ears.

Psalm 18:7 (show verse)

Then the earth shook and quaked, and [the] foundations of [the] mountains trembled, and they staggered because he was angry.

Psalm 18:8 (show verse)

Smoke went forth from his nose, and fire from his mouth consumed. Burning coals blazed from him.

Psalm 18:9 (show verse)

So he bowed [the] heavens and came down with a thick cloud under his feet.

Psalm 18:10 (show verse)

And he mounted a cherub and flew, and he swooped down on wings of wind.

Psalm 18:11 (show verse)

He made darkness his hiding place; all about him his covering [was] a darkness of waters, {thick clouds}.

Psalm 18:12 (show verse)

From the brightness before him his clouds passed over [with] hail and coals of fire.

Psalm 18:13 (show verse)

And Yahweh thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice [with] hail and coals of fire.

Psalm 18:14 (show verse)

And he shot his arrows and scattered them, and many lightning bolts and routed them.

Psalm 18:15 (show verse)

Then the channels of [the] sea became visible, and [the] foundations of [the] world were uncovered by your rebuke, O Yahweh, by the {blast} of the wind of your nose.

Psalm 18:16 (show verse)

He reached from on high; he seized me. He drew me from many waters.

Psalm 18:17 (show verse)

He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from [those who] hated me because they were stronger than I.

Psalm 18:18 (show verse)

They confronted me on the day of disaster, but Yahweh was my support.

Psalm 18:19 (show verse)

So he brought me out to a spacious place. He delivered me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 18:20 (show verse)

Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands he has repaid me.

Psalm 18:21 (show verse)

Because I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not acted wickedly against my God,

Psalm 18:22 (show verse)

because all his ordinances [are] before me, and his statutes I have not removed from me,

Psalm 18:23 (show verse)

and I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt.

Psalm 18:24 (show verse)

Therefore Yahweh has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

Psalm 18:25 (show verse)

To [the] loyal you show yourself loyal. To [the] blameless you show yourself blameless.

Psalm 18:26 (show verse)

To [the] pure you show yourself pure. but to [the] wicked you show yourself shrewd.

Psalm 18:27 (show verse)

For you deliver humble people, but haughty eyes you humiliate.

Psalm 18:28 (show verse)

For you light my lamp; Yahweh, my God, lights up my darkness.

Psalm 18:29 (show verse)

For with you I can charge a troop, and with my God I can scale a wall.

Psalm 18:30 (show verse)

This God--his way [is] blameless. The word of Yahweh [is] flawless. He [is] a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 18:31 (show verse)

For who [is] God apart from Yahweh, and who [is] a rock except our God?

Psalm 18:32 (show verse)

The God who girded me [with] strength, and made safe my way,

Psalm 18:33 (show verse)

he made my feet like the deer's, and on my high places he makes me stand.

Psalm 18:34 (show verse)

[He] trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Psalm 18:35 (show verse)

You also gave me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your humility made me great.

Psalm 18:36 (show verse)

You enlarged my step under me, and my ankles did not slip.

Psalm 18:37 (show verse)

I chased my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were finished [off].
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Psalm 18:38 (show verse)

I struck them and they were not able to stand up; they fell under my feet.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 18:39 (show verse)

And you girded me [with] strength for the battle; [those] rising against me you made to kneel under me.

Psalm 18:40 (show verse)

And you {made my enemies turn their backs}, then I destroyed those [who] hated me.

Psalm 18:41 (show verse)

They cried out but there was no rescuer, [even] to Yahweh, but he did not answer them.

Psalm 18:42 (show verse)

And I ground them like dust {in the wind}, I emptied them out like mud of [the] streets.
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Psalm 18:43 (show verse)

You rescued me from strife with people; you set me as head (over) nations. People I did not know served me;

Psalm 18:44 (show verse)

as soon as {they heard}, they obeyed me. [The] children of a foreign land feigned obedience before me.

Psalm 18:45 (show verse)

[The] children of a foreign land {lost heart}, and they came trembling from their strongholds.
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Psalm 18:46 (show verse)

Yahweh lives, and blessed [be] my rock, and may the God of my salvation be exalted--

Psalm 18:47 (show verse)

the God who executed vengeance for me, and subdued peoples under me,

Psalm 18:48 (show verse)

who delivered me from my enemies. Indeed, you exalted me higher than [those who] rose against me. You delivered me from the man of violence.

Psalm 18:49 (show verse)

Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, O Yahweh, and I will sing [the praise] of your name:

Psalm 18:50 (show verse)

the one who makes great victories for his king, and [who] shows loyal love for his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.