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Psalm 18:11  He made darkness His secret place; His pavilion round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.  At the brightness that was before Him His thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.  The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave His voice; hail stones and coals of fire.




Gratitude for Victory

1 He said: “I love you, Lord, my strength.

2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my stronghold in whom I take refuge, my shield, the glory of my salvation, and my high tower.”

3 I cried out to the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I was delivered from my enemies.

4 The cords of death entangled me; the rivers of Belial3 made me afraid.

5 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me.

6 In my distress I cried to the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his Temple he heard my voice; my cry reached his ears.

7 The world shook and trembled; the foundations of the mountains quaked, they shook because he was angry.

8 In his anger smoke poured out of his nostrils, and consuming fire from his mouth; coals were lit from it.

9 He bent the sky and descended, and darkness was under his feet.

10 He rode upon a cherub and flew; he soared upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his hiding place, his canopy surrounding him was dark waters and thick clouds.

12 The brightness before him scattered the thick clouds, with hail stones and flashes of fire.

13 Then the LORD thundered in the heavens, and the Most High sounded aloud, calling for hail stones and flashes of fire.

14 He shot his arrows and scattered them; with many lightning bolts he frightened them.

15 Then the channels of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were uncovered because of your rebuke, LORD, because of the blast from the breath of your nostrils.

16 He reached down and took me; he drew me from many waters.

17 He delivered me from my strong enemies, from those who hated me because they were stronger than I.

18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

19 He brought me out to a spacious place; he delivered me, for in me he takes delight.


The ISV Foundation Committee on Translation. The Holy Bible: International Standard Version (Kindle Locations 41690-41710). Davidson Press, LLC. Kindle Edition.

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