18:1I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
18:2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
18:3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
18:4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
18:5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
18:6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
18:7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
18:8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
18:9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
18:10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
18:11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
18:12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
18:13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
18:14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
18:15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
18:16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
18:17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18:18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
18:19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.