Tuesday, 14 April 2015

PSALM 18. - PSALM 18.

Friday 24 April 2014.
[Psalm 57:10,11]
10. For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great, reaching to the heavens, and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds. 
11. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, let Your glory be over all the earth. 

1. English - (Amplified Bible Version)
[Psalm 18:1-13]
1. I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength. 
2. The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength, in Whom I will trust and take refuge; my Shield and the horn of my salvation, my High Tower.  
(A song of David, after God saved him from the hand of his enemies, as well as the hand of Saul.)
3. I will call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so I shall be saved from my enemies. 
4. The cords or bands of death surrounded me, and the streams of ungodliness and the torrents of ruin terrified me.   
5. The cords of Sheol (the place of the dead) surrounded me; the snares of death confronted and came upon me. 
6. In my distress (when seemingly closed in) I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His (very) ears. 
7. Then the earth quaked and rocked, the foundations also of the mountains trembled; they moved and were shaken, because He was indignant and angry. 
8. There went up smoke from His nostrils; and lightning out of His mouth devoured; coals were kindled by it. 
9. He bowed the heavens also and came down; and thick darkness was under His feet. 
10. And He rode upon a cherub (a storm)  and flew (swiftly); yes, He sped on with the wings of the wind. 
11. He made darkness His secret hiding place; as His pavilion (His canopy) round about Him, were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 
12. Out of the brightness before Him there broke forth through His thick clouds hailstones and coals of fire. 
13. The Lord also thundered from the heavens, and the Most High uttered His voice, amid hailstones and coals of fire.  

[Psalm 57:"11,12]
11. Want U goedertierenheid is groot tot by die hemele, en U trou tot by die wolke. 
12. Verhef U bo die hemele O God, U heerlikheid bo die hele aarde! 

2. Afrikaans - (Ou Afrikaanse Vertaling)
[Psalm 18:1-14]
1. 'n Psalm van David, die kneg van die Here, wat die woorde van hierdie lied tot die Here gespreek het, op die dag toe die Here hom gered het uit die hand van al sy vyande, en uit die hand van Saul. 
2. Ek het U hartlik lief, Here, my Sterkte. 
3. Die Here is my Rots en my Bergvesting en my Redder; my Rots, my God by wie ek skuil; my Skild en die horing van my heil, my Rotsvesting. 
4. Ek roep die Here aan wat lofwaardig is, en  van my vyande word ek verlos. 
5. Bande van die dood het my omring, en strome van onheil het my oorval. 
6. Bande van die doderyk was rondom my; strikke van die dood het my teëgekom. 
7. Toe ek benoud was, het ek die Here aangeroep, en ek het tot my God geroep om hulp; Hy het my stem uit Sy paleis gehoor, en my hulpgeroep voor Sy aangesig het in Sy ore gekom.  
8. Toe het die aarde geskud en gebewe; die fondamente van die berge het gesidder en geskud, omdat Hy toornig was. 
9. Rook in Sy neus het opgegaan; en 'n vuur uit Sy mond het verteer; kole uit Hom het gebrand. 
10. En Hy het die hemel gebuig en neergedaal, en donkerheid was onder Sy voete.  
11. En Hy het op 'n gérub gery en gevlieg, ja, Hy het gesweef op die vleuels van die wind. 
12. Duisternis het Hy Sy skuilplek gemaak, Sy hut rondom Hom; duisternis van waters, diktes van wolke. 
13. Deur die glans voor Hom, het Sy wolke verbygetrek, hael en gloeiende kole. 
14. En die Here het in die hemel gedonder, en die Allerhoogste het Sy stem laat hoor, hael en gloeiende kole!

Many thanks to Pastor John Hagee for this very true and relevant portion of Scripture.

(DV I will share some well-known and favourite sections from the Psalms with you, as often as I possibly can.  /
DV. Sal ek sommige welbekende en geliefde gedeeltes uit die Psalms met u deel, so dikwels as wat ek moontlik kan.)