Psalm 18 is YAHSHUA praising YAH for saving Him and giving Him victory over His enemies. Yes, the Psalm is introduced as being by David and the last verse mentions David by name. David means Beloved. YAHSHUA is YAH’s Beloved as YAH said from heaven when YAHSHUA was baptized. David was speaking in the Spirit in the Psalms as YAHSHUA told us Himself. There are many things in Psalm 18 that only YAHSHUA could say. It is YAHSHUA praising His Father YAH. Enjoy.
Green is for YAH
Red is for YAHSHUA
Blue is for believers
yellow is for bad
For the Chief Musician. By David the servant of YHVH,
Who spoke to YHVH the words of this song in the day that
YHVH delivered Him from the hand of all His enemies,
and from the hand of Saul. He said,
(Son to and about Father)
18:1 I love You, YHVH, My Strength.
18:2 YHVH is My Rock, My Fortress, and My Deliverer;
My ‘El, My Rock, in Whom I take refuge;
My Shield, and the Horn of My salvation,
My High Tower.
18:3 I call on YHVH, Who is worthy to be praised;
and I am saved from My enemies.
18:4 The cords of death surrounded Me.
The floods of wickedness made Me afraid.
18:5 The cords of Sheol were around Me.
The snares of death came on Me.
18:6 In My distress I called on YHVH,
and cried to My ‘Elohiym.
He heard My voice out of His temple.
My cry before Him came into His ears.
18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled.
The foundations also of the mountains
quaked and were shaken,
because He was angry.
18:8 Smoke went out of His nostrils.
Consuming fire came out of His mouth.
Coals were kindled by it.
18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down.
Thick darkness was under His feet.
18:10 He rode on a cherub, and flew.
Yes, He soared on the wings of the wind.
18:11 He made darkness His hiding place,
His pavilion around Him,
darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
18:12 At the brightness before Him His thick clouds passed,
hailstones and coals of fire.
18:13 YHVH also thundered in the sky.
The Most High (‘Elyown) uttered His voice:
hailstones and coals of fire.
18:14 He sent out His arrows, and scattered them;
Yes, great lightning bolts, and routed them.
18:15 Then the channels of waters appeared.
The foundations of the world
were laid bare at Your rebuke, YHVH,
at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
(Son about Father saving Him)
18:16 He sent from on high.
He took Me.
He drew Me out of many waters.
18:17 He delivered Me from My strong enemy,
from those who hated Me;
for they were too mighty for Me.
18:18 They came on Me in the day of My calamity,
but YHVH was My Support.
18:19 He brought Me forth also into a large place.
He delivered Me, because He delighted in Me.
(Son about His righteousness before Father)
18:20 YHVH has rewarded Me
according to My righteousness.
According to the cleanness of My hands
has He recompensed Me.
18:21 For I have kept the ways of YHVH,
and have not wickedly departed from My ‘Elohiym.
18:22 For all His ordinances were before Me.
I didn’t put away His statutes from Me.
18:23 I was also blameless with Him.
I kept Myself from My iniquity.
18:24 Therefore YHVH has rewarded Me
according to My righteousness,
according to the cleanness of My hands in His eyesight.
(Son to Father)
18:25 With the Faithful You will show Yourself merciful.
With the Perfect Man, You will show Yourself perfect.
18:26 With the Pure, You will show Yourself pure.
With the crooked You will show Yourself shrewd.
18:27 For You will save the afflicted people,
but the haughty eyes You will bring down.
18:28 For You will light My lamp, YHVH.
My ‘Elohiym will light up My darkness.
18:29 For by You, I advance through a troop.
By My ‘Elohiym, I leap over a wall.
18:30 As for ‘El, His way is perfect.
The Word of YHVH is tried.
He is a Shield to all those who take refuge in Him.
18:31 For Who is ‘Elowahh, except YHVH?
Who is a Rock, besides our ‘Elohiym,
18:32 the ‘El Who arms Me with strength,
and makes My way perfect?
18:33 He makes My feet like deer’s feet,
and sets Me on My high places.
18:34 He teaches My hands to war,
so that My arms bend a bow of bronze.
18:35 You have also given Me the shield of Your salvation.
Your right hand sustains Me.
Your gentleness has made Me great.
18:36 You have enlarged My steps under Me,
My feet have not slipped.
18:37 I will pursue My enemies, and overtake them.
Neither will I turn again until they are consumed.
18:38 I will strike them through,
so that they will not be able to rise.
they shall fall under My feet.
18:39 For You have armed Me with strength to the battle.
You have subdued under Me those who rose up against Me.
18:40 You have also made My enemies turn their backs to Me,
that I might cut off those who hate Me.
18:41 they cried, but there was none to save;
even to YHVH, but He didn’t answer them.
18:42 Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind.
I cast them out as the mire of the streets.
18:43 You have delivered Me
from the strivings of the people.
You have made Me the Head of the nations.
A people whom I have not known shall serve Me.
18:44 As soon as they hear of Me they shall obey Me.
The foreigners shall submit themselves to Me.
18:45 The foreigners shall fade away,
and shall come trembling out of their close places.
18:46 YHVH lives; and blessed be My Rock.
Exalted be the ‘Elohiym of My salvation,
18:47 even the ‘El Who executes vengeance for Me,
and subdues peoples under Me.
18:48 He rescues Me from My enemies.
Yes, You lift Me up above those who rise up against Me.
You deliver Me from the violent man.
18:49 Therefore I will give thanks to You,
YHVH, among the nations,
and will sing praises to Your Name.
18:50 He gives great Salvation (YAHSHUA)
to His King, and shows mercy to
His Anointed, (Mashiyach, Messiah)
to David (beloved) and to His seed, forevermore.