(1) David addressed the words of this song to the LORD, after the LORD had saved him from the hands of all his enemies and from the hands of Saul.
(31) The way of God is perfect, The word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. (32) Yea, who is a god except the LORD, Who is a rock except God— (33) The God, my mighty stronghold, Who kept my path secure; (34) Who made my legs like a deer’s, And set me firm on the heights; (35) Who trained my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze! (36) You have granted me the shield of Your protection And Your providence has made me great. (37) You have let me stride on freely, And my feet have not slipped. (38) I pursued my enemies and wiped them out, I did not turn back till I destroyed them. (39) I destroyed them, I struck them down; They rose no more, they lay at my feet. (40) You have girt me with strength for battle, Brought low my foes before me, (41) Made my enemies turn tail before me, My foes—and I wiped them out. (42) They looked, but there was none to deliver; To the LORD, but He answered them not. (43) I pounded them like dust of the earth, Stamped, crushed them like dirt of the streets. (44) You have rescued me from the strife of peoples, Kept me to be a ruler of nations; Peoples I knew not must serve me. (45) Aliens have cringed before me, Paid me homage at the mere report of me. (46) Aliens have lost courage And come trembling out of their fastnesses. (47) The LORD lives! Blessed is my rock! Exalted be God, the rock Who gives me victory; (48) The God who has vindicated me And made peoples subject to me, (49) Rescued me from my enemies, Raised me clear of my foes, Saved me from lawless men! (50) For this I sing Your praise among the nations And hymn Your name: (51) Tower of victory to His king, Who deals graciously with His anointed, With David and his offspring evermore.