22  Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. 21 Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. All rights reserved. The Message Bible Psalm 18:20-24 20 God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. Psalm 46:1,2,11 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. 32  Is not this the God who armed me, then aimed me in the right direction? 3 I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,    and find myself safe and saved. He sang them when the Lord saved him. He delivered me from my strong enemy). 43-45 You rescued me from a squabbling people;    you made me a leader of nations.People I’d never heard of served me;    the moment they got wind of me they listened.The foreign devils gave up; they came    on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts. With the merciful You will show Yourself … Psalm 18:2, ESV: "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." 19  He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved - surprised to be loved! © 2020 Christianity.com. Psalm 18 The Message (MSG) A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul 18 1-2 I love you, God— you make me strong. 28  Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life; I'm blazing with glory, God's glory! 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Psalm 18 Commentary: Big Idea. - Psalm 18:19-27 suggests His exaltation (I have kept the ways of the LORD … I was also blameless before Him … Psalm 28:1 To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. 2 The 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. 30 What a God! He hears those that call on His name. Psalm 18:1-6 King James Version (KJV). In the former David's conquests are recited; in the latter the conquests of the Root of David. 20-24 God made my life complete    when I placed all the pieces before him.When I got my act together,    he gave me a fresh start.Now I’m alert to God’s ways;    I don’t take God for granted.Every day I review the ways he works;    I try not to miss a trick.I feel put back together,    and I’m watching my step.God rewrote the text of my life    when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. 4-5 The hangman’s noose was tight … It begins with this stirring, unequivocal, wholehearted declaration: “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Nov 2, 2017. based on 1 rating. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. “Love”: This is not the normal word for love that often … Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. My God - the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. He hurls his lightnings—a rout!The secret sources of ocean are exposed,    the hidden depths of earth lie uncoveredThe moment you roar in protest,    let loose your hurricane anger. 20  God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. the moment they got wind of me they listened. 31-42 Is there any god like God? 18  They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. 50  God's king takes the trophy; God's chosen is beloved. 28-29 Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life;    I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory!I smash the bands of marauders,    I vault the highest fences. Psalm 18 For the director of music. 16-19 But me he caught—reached all the way    from sky to sea; he pulled me outOf that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,    the void in which I was drowning.They hit me when I was down,    but God stuck by me.He stood me up on a wide-open field;    I stood there saved—surprised to be loved! on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts. 21  Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. I stood there saved—surprised to be loved! 16  But me he caught - reached all the way from sky to sea; he pulled me out 17  that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. 3  I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved. Are we not at bedrock?Is not this the God who armed me,    then aimed me in the right direction?Now I run like a deer;    I’m king of the mountain.He shows me how to fight;    I can bend a bronze bow!You protect me with salvation-armor;    you hold me up with a firm hand,    caress me with your gentle ways.You cleared the ground under me    so my footing was firm.When I chased my enemies I caught them;    I didn’t let go till they were dead men.I nailed them; they were down for good;    then I walked all over them.You armed me well for this fight,    you smashed the upstarts.You made my enemies turn tail,    and I wiped out the haters.They cried “uncle”    but Uncle didn’t come;They yelled for God    and got no for an answer.I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind. People I'd never heard of served me; 44  the moment they got wind of me they listened. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. His road stretches straight and smooth. Blessings from my Rock,    my free and freeing God, towering!This God set things right for me    and shut up the people who talked back.He rescued me from enemy anger,    he pulled me from the grip of upstarts,He saved me from the bullies. Psalm 18, may well be regarded as finding its exposition, its supplement, in Revelation 5. MSG 2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. In the psalm we have God's providences forecast; in the Apocalypse we have God's providences reviewed. Commentary on Psalm 18:1-19 (Read Psalm 18:1-19) The first words, "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength," are the scope and contents of the psalm. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. Everyone who runs toward himMakes it. Blessed be my rock! 25-27 The good people taste your goodness, The whole people taste your health, The true people taste your truth, The bad ones can't figure you out. Blessings from my Rock, my free and freeing God, towering! That's why I'm singing songs that rhyme your name. Chapter 18 + Text Size — 1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,) I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. God is our refuge and strength, … 36  You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm. And may the God of my salvation be exalted--Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. 8  His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke; his mouth spits fire. 30  What a God! 42  I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind. God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. Of David the servant of the LORD. 4  The hangman's noose was tight at my throat; devil waters rushed over me. 48  He rescued me from enemy anger, he pulled me from the grip of upstarts, He saved me from the bullies. 46-48 Live, God! Psalm 18 1 Psalm 18 For the director of music. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. 45  they came on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts. 15  The secret sources of ocean are exposed, the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered The moment you roar in protest, let loose your hurricane anger. 5  Hell's ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit. Are we not at bedrock? 4-5 The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat;    devil waters rushed over me.Hell’s ropes cinched me tight;    death traps barred every exit. It is a psalm of deliverance or salvation; the two words are the same. "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength." 14  God shoots his arrows - pandemonium! | 6,394 … 6 A hostile world! Psalm 18 The Message (MSG) A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul 18 1-2 I love you, God— you make me strong. 23  I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. He steps down; under his feet an abyss opens up. His road    stretches straight and smooth.Every God-direction is road-tested. 47  This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. $50,000 match: 2x the Bibles for the Muslim world. I call to God,    I cry to God to help me.From his palace he hears my call;    my cry brings me right into his presence—    a private audience! From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence - a private audience! It speaks about a very active God in heaven and about a man on earth who is wholehearted and eager to carry out God’s will and work. My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. Read verse in The Message Bible David said, ... MSG: Psalm 18. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. Psalm 18:4 Or were assailing or terrifying; Psalm 18:5 I.e. The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. I call to God, I cry to God to help me. So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm 18 … 2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. 31  Is there any god like God? This psalm is a praise psalm – as opposed to a lament psalm or a meditative psalm. Psalm 18:50 This is Christ's resurrection psalm; He is the King, and the deliverance spoken of not in this verse only, but frequently throughout the Psalm, is specially His deliverance, His deliverance as the Representative of His own. 24  God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. Psalm 18:46 The LORD lives! 17-18 The chariots of God, twice ten thousand, and thousands more besides, The Lord in the lead, riding down Sinai— straight to the Holy Place! 13  Then God thundered out of heaven; the High God gave a great shout, spraying hailstones and fireballs. Learn More About The Message Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity. MSG 1 I love you, God - you make me strong. He brought me forth also — Out of my straits and difficulties; out of the little caves in which I was shut up and imprisoned; into a large place — Into a state of freedom, and plenty, and comfort. 18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. He said: 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. Tongues of fire dart in and out; 9  he lowers the sky. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul, my cry brings me right into his presence—. Psalm 18:19. NIV 1 I love you, LORD, my strength. Psalm 18 (This is) for the music leader. 7-15 Earth wobbles and lurches;    huge mountains shake like leaves,Quake like aspen leaves    because of his rage.His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke;    his mouth spits fire.Tongues of fire dart in and out;    he lowers the sky.He steps down;    under his feet an abyss opens up.He’s riding a winged creature,    swift on wind-wings.Now he’s wrapped himself    in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness.But his cloud-brightness bursts through,    spraying hailstones and fireballs.Then God thundered out of heaven;    the High God gave a great shout,    spraying hailstones and fireballs.God shoots his arrows—pandemonium! When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the … He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 39  You armed me well for this fight, you smashed the upstarts. 49-50 That’s why I’m thanking you, God,    all over the world.That’s why I’m singing songs    that rhyme your name.God’s king takes the trophy;    God’s chosen is beloved.I mean David and all his children—    always. Psalm 18. 41  They cried "uncle" but Uncle didn't come; They yelled for God and got no for an answer. He sang the words of this song to the Lord. 18 1 I love you, God - you make me strong. Psalm 18:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 18:2, NIV: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." 11  Now he's wrapped himself in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness. but. 6  A hostile world! 34  He shows me how to fight; I can bend a bronze bow! Psalm 18 is particularly instructive and exceptionally clear. Everyone who runs toward him Makes it. I mean David and all his children - always. 27  You take the side of the down-and-out, But the stuck-up you take down a peg. 1-2 I love you, God— you make me strong.God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight.My God—the Psalm 34:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts. - Psalm 18:7-18 suggests His resurrection (the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken … He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. 18 1  I love you, God - you make me strong. 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