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 2 Samuel 22:1 - 51
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 22
22:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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David 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.
 
22:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
 
22:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn F68 of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior - from violent men you save me.
 
22:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
 
22:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
 
22:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The cords of the grave F69 coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
 
22:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In my distress I called to the LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.
 
22:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens F70 shook; they trembled because he was angry.
 
22:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
 
22:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
 
22:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared F71 on the wings of the wind.
 
22:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He made darkness his canopy around him - the dark F72 rain clouds of the sky.
 
22:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth.
 
22:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
 
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He shot arrows and scattered [the enemies], bolts of lightning and routed them.
 
22:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of breath from his nostrils.
 
22:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
 
22:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
 
22:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
 
22:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
 
22:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
 
22:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God.
 
22:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.
 
22:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
 
22:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness F73 in his sight.
 
22:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
 
22:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
 
22:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
 
22:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
 
22:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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With your help I can advance against a troop F74 ; with my God I can scale a wall.
 
22:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
 
22:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
 
22:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is God who arms me with strength F75 and makes my way perfect.
 
22:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
 
22:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
 
22:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
 
22:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
 
22:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
 
22:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
 
22:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
 
22:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
 
22:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They cried for help, but there was no one to save them - to the LORD, but he did not answer.
 
22:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
 
22:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You have delivered me from the attacks of my people; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know are subject to me,
 
22:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and foreigners come cringing to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.
 
22:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They all lose heart; they come trembling F76 from their strongholds.
 
22:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!
 
22:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
 
22:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
 
22:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
 
22:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F68 Horn here symbolizes strength.
F69 Hebrew Sheol
F70 Hebrew; Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:7) mountains
F71 Many Hebrew manuscripts (see also Psalm 18:10); most Hebrew manuscripts appeared
F72 Septuagint and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:11); Hebrew massed
F73 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:24) to the cleanness of my hands
F74 Or can run through a barricade
F75 Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:32); Masoretic Text who is my strong refuge
F76 Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:45); Masoretic Text they arm themselves.

 
 

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