From his temple he heard my voice; … Psalm 28:1 To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. Psalm 18, may well be regarded as finding its exposition, its supplement, in Revelation 5. His road    stretches straight and smooth.Every God-direction is road-tested. 6  A hostile world! The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the … 43  You rescued me from a squabbling people; you made me a leader of nations. Read verse in The Message Bible Psalm 18:46 The LORD lives! Psalm 18 Commentary: Big Idea. © 2020 Christianity.com. It is a psalm of deliverance or salvation; the two words are the same. 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. Every God-direction is road-tested. Are we not at bedrock? 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. 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. the moment they got wind of me they listened. 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! MSG 1 I love you, God - you make me strong. 30  What a God! 18 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 high crag    where I run for dear life,    hiding behind the boulders,    safe in the granite hideout. where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. 13  Then God thundered out of heaven; the High God gave a great shout, spraying hailstones and fireballs. My God - the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. My God - the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. 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. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. 31  Is there any god like God? I call to God, I cry to God to help me. My God - the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. 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. 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. Psalm 18:19. In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. 47  This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. Of David the servant of the LORD. He hurls his lightnings - a rout! 39  You armed me well for this fight, you smashed the upstarts. 14  God shoots his arrows - pandemonium! He said: 1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. (25-27) An abiding principle of God’s dealing with man. Blessed be my rock! 2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible, hardcover, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Spring Palette, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Color Spectrum, The Message Large Print Edition, Deluxe Lavender Linen Hardcover, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language - Unabridged Audiobook on 66 CDs in a Boxed Set. 2  God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. 27  You take the side of the down-and-out, But the stuck-up you take down a peg. He saved him from the power of all his enemies and of Saul. 33  Now I run like a deer; I'm king of the mountain. 18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence - a private audience! 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 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. 48  He rescued me from enemy anger, he pulled me from the grip of upstarts, He saved me from the bullies. 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." Published by permission. Blessings from my Rock, my free and freeing God, towering! 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." I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind. In the psalm we have God's providences forecast; in the Apocalypse we have God's providences reviewed. 10  He's riding a winged creature, swift on wind-wings. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. 24  God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. 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. 25  The good people taste your goodness, The whole people taste your health, 26  The true people taste your truth, The bad ones can't figure you out. 18 1-2 I love you, God — you make me strong. - Psalm 18:19-27 suggests His exaltation (I have kept the ways of the LORD … I was also blameless before Him … So,let me give you the big idea of Psalm 18 … 46-48 Live, God! 50  God's king takes the trophy; God's chosen is beloved. 23  I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Nov 2, 2017. based on 1 rating. Psalm 18:4 Or were assailing or terrifying; Psalm 18:5 I.e. 21 Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. This psalm is a praise psalm – as opposed to a lament psalm or a meditative psalm. That's why I'm singing songs that rhyme your name. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. 36  You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm. And I’d also point out before we get into the text that this psalm is the longest we’ve dealt with thus far at a whopping 50 verses! I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. David said, ... MSG: Psalm 18. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. 46  Live, God! 28  Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life; I'm blazing with glory, God's glory! God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. 29  I smash the bands of marauders, I vault the highest fences. Everyone who runs toward himMakes it. 21  Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. 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. 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. 35  You protect me with salvation-armor; you hold me up with a firm hand, caress me with your gentle ways. He steps down; under his feet an abyss opens up. All Rights Reserved. 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! 3 I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved. 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. Psalm 18 1 Psalm 18 For the director of music. All rights reserved. Psalm 18:1-6 King James Version (KJV). Our God and heavenly Father deserves our ongoing and eternal love and praise, because He has shown Himself to be a God Who cares for His people, and Who delivers them out of all their difficulties. A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. 18 1 I love you, God - you make me strong. (It is) for David. 41  They cried "uncle" but Uncle didn't come; They yelled for God and got no for an answer. 38  I nailed them; they were down for good; then I walked all over them. 11  Now he's wrapped himself in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness. Psalm 18:20-40 20 God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. Tongues of fire dart in and out; 9  he lowers the sky. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. 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. People I'd never heard of served me; 44  the moment they got wind of me they listened. Psalm 18. 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. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout. Psalm 18 (This is) for the music leader. I mean David and all his children - always. 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 2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. Psalm 18 I love you, God - you make me strong. He sang the words of this song to the Lord. "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength." but. God is our refuge and strength, … 37  When I chased my enemies I caught them; I didn't let go till they were dead men. 4  The hangman's noose was tight at my throat; devil waters rushed over me. 49  That's why I'm thanking you, God, all over the world. I call to God, I cry to God to help me. on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts. The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. 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. 6 A hostile world! His road stretches straight and smooth. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. 3 I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,    and find myself safe and saved. 5  Hell's ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit. 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. - 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  They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. NIV 1 I love you, LORD, my strength. He delivered me from my strong enemy). Psalm 18 is particularly instructive and exceptionally clear. 34  He shows me how to fight; I can bend a bronze bow! 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. He hears those that call on His name. 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. 40  You made my enemies turn tail, and I wiped out the haters. 30 What a God! 19  He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved - surprised to be loved! It begins with this stirring, unequivocal, wholehearted declaration: “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. 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. 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. 8  His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke; his mouth spits fire. My God—the high crag. 31-42 Is there any god like God? 32  Is not this the God who armed me, then aimed me in the right direction? Psalm 34:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence—. God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. 7  Earth wobbles and lurches; huge mountains shake like leaves, Quake like aspen leaves because of his rage. Psalm 18 For the director of music. MSG 2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. “Love”: This is not the normal word for love that often … A Study Of Psalm 18 Series. 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