|<< Psalm 18 >>|
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall love you, Lord Jehovah, my power
2And my trust, the house of my refuge, my Mighty Deliverer, God, The Mighty One, upon whom I trust, my helper and the horn of my salvation, the house of my glorious refuge.
3I shall cry to Lord Jehovah and I shall be saved from my enemies.
4Because the destructions of death surrounded me and the torrents of evil ones troubled me.
5The destructions of Sheol surrounded me and the snares of death were before me.
6In my suffering I cried to Lord Jehovah, and I cried to my God, and he heard my voice from his temple, and my shout came before him and entered his ears.
7The Earth trembled and shook and the foundations of the mountains shook and were split, because he was furious against them.
8Smoke went up in his wrath and fire from his face. He was inflamed and coals were kindled by him.
9He bent Heaven and came down, and thick darkness was under his feet.
10He rode upon Cherubim and flew; he flew upon the wings of the wind.
11He set darkness for his refuge and his tabernacle around him, and darkness of waters in clouds of the air.
12From the brightness of the tabernacle of his clouds he made hailstones and coals of fire.
13And Lord Jehovah thundered in Heaven and The Highest gave his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.
14He sent his arrows and scattered them; he increased his lightnings and he troubled them.
15And the springs of water appeared, and the foundations of the world were revealed from your rebuke, Lord Jehovah, and from the breath of the Spirit of your wrath.
16He sent from on high and he pulled me out; he took me out from many waters.
17And he delivered me from my mighty enemies, and from those hating me who were stronger than I.
18He went before me in the day of my adversity and has been to me, Lord Jehovah, The Savior.
19And he brought me out to an expanse and delivered me, because he was pleased with me.
20And Lord Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness, and according to the purity of my hands he repaid me.
21Because I have kept the ways of Lord Jehovah, and I have not rebelled from my God.
22Because all his judgments are before me and I have not put away his laws from me.
23And I have been without blemish with him, and I have been on guard against my sins.
24Lord Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the purity of my hands before his eyes.
25With the pure one, you will be pure, and with the perfect one, you will be perfect.
26With the Elect One you will be elect, and with the crooked you will be perverse.
27Because you will save the poor people and you will humble the lofty eyes.
28You will light my lamp, Lord Jehovah; my God will enlighten my darkness.
29Because by you I shall run against a band of robbers, and by my God I shall leap over a wall
30God, whose way is perfect; the word of Lord Jehovah is proven, and he is a helper to all who trust upon him.
31Because there is no God outside of Lord Jehovah, and there is none strong like my God.
32God who girds me in power and gives my perfect way.
33He makes my feet like the hart and he sets me upon high places.
34He teaches my hands to war and strengthens my arms like a brass bow.
35You have given me a shield of salvation; your right hand will comfort me and your discipline will make me great.
36You have made room for my steps under me that my ankles would not be moved.
37I shall pursue my enemies and overtake them and I shall not return until I finish them off.
38I shall assault them and they will not be able to stand and they will fall under my feet.
39You have girded me with power in war, and you will make those who stand against me to bow under me.
40And you will break my enemies in front of me and I shall silence those who hate me.
41They will wail and there will be no savior for them; they will beg of Lord Jehovah and he will not answer them.
42I shall pulverize them like the dust upon the face of the wind; like mud of the street I shall tread upon them.
43You will deliver me from the judgments of the people and you will make me Leader to the nations; a people that I have not known will serve me.
44When they hear they will listen to me; children of foreigners will submit themselves to me.
45Children of foreigners will trust and will be impeded from their paths.
46Lord Jehovah is living, and blessed is he who strengthens me; my God and my Savior is exalted!
47God gives me vengeance and he subdued the peoples under me.
48And he delivered me from my enemies, and from those who stand against me, he lifted me up, and you will deliver me from evil men.
49Because of this, I shall confess you among the Gentiles, my Lord, and to your Name I shall sing praise.
50The salvation of his King is magnificent; he performs grace to his Anointed, to David, and to his seed for eternity.