Matthew Bible

Psalms 144

David blesseth God for his mercy both to him and to man.

Psalms 144:1 {Of Dauid.} Blessed be the Lorde my refuge which teacheth my handes to warre, and my fyngers too fyght. Psalms 144:2 My hope and my castell, my defence and my deliuerer, my shylde in whome I trust, which gouerneth the people that is vnder me. Psalms 144:3 Lorde what is man, that thou hast suche respect vnto hym? Or the sonne of man, that thou so regardest hym? Psalms 144:4 Man is like a thing of naught, hys tyme passeth awaye like a shadow.

He prayeth that God would powerfully deliver him from his enemies.

Psalms 144:5 Bowe thy heauens, O Lorde, & come doune, touche the mountaynes, that thei may smoke with all. Psalms 144:6 Sende forthe the lightenynge and scater them, shute out thyne arrowes, and consume them. Psalms 144:7 Sende doune thyne hande from aboue, deliuer me, & take me out of the greate waters, from the hande of straunge chyldren. Psalms 144:8 Whose mouth talketh of vanitie, & theyr right hande is a right hande of falsede,

He promiseth to praise God.

Psalms 144:9 That I maye singe a new songe vnto the O God, and singe prayses vnto the vpon a tenstrynged lute. Psalms 144:10 Thou that geuest victory vnto kynges, & hast deliuered Dauid thy seruaunt from the parell of the swerde.

He prayeth for the happy state of the kingdom.

Psalms 144:11 Saue me, and deliuer me from the hande of straunge chyldren, whose mouth talketh of vanitie, and their ryght hande is a ryghte hande of falsede. Psalms 144:12 That oure sonnes maye growe vp as the yong plantes, & that our daughters may be as the polyshed corners of the temple. Psalms 144:13 That oure garners may be full and plenteous with all maner of stoare: þt oure shepe maye brynge forth thousandes and hundreth thousandes in our vyllages. Psalms 144:14 That our oxen may be strong to laboure, that there be no mischaunce, no decaye, & no complaynyng in our stretes. Psalms 144:15 Happy are the people that be in suche a case: yea, blessed are the people, whiche haue the Lord for their God.

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