2 Samuel 22

1And David spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: 2And he said, Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine. 3God, my rock, in him I will take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior. Thou save me from violence. 4I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised. So I shall be saved from my enemies. 5For the waves of death encompassed me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid. 6The cords of Sheol were round about me. The snares of death came upon me. 7In my distress I called upon Jehovah. Yea, I called to my God. And he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came into his ears. 8Then the earth shook and trembled, the foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken, because he was angry. 9There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured. Coals were kindled by it. 10He bowed the heavens also, and came down, and thick darkness was under his feet. 11And he rode upon a cherub, and flew. Yea, he was seen upon the wings of the wind. 12And he made darkness pavilions round about him, gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies. 13At the brightness before him coals of fire were kindled. 14Jehovah thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered his voice. 15And he sent out arrows, and scattered them, lightning, and discomfited them. 16Then the channels of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. 17He sent from on high, he took me. He drew me out of many waters. 18He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. 19They came upon me in the day of my calamity, but Jehovah was my support. 20He brought me forth also into a large place. He delivered me, because he delighted in me. 21Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. 22For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God. 23For all his ordinances were before me. And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. 24I was also perfect toward him, and I kept myself from my iniquity. 25Therefore Jehovah has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his eyesight. 26With the merciful thou will show thyself merciful. With the perfect man thou will show thyself perfect. 27With the pure thou will show thyself pure. And with the perverse thou will show thyself contrary. 28And the afflicted people thou will save, but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou may bring them down. 29For thou are my lamp, O Jehovah. And Jehovah will lighten my darkness. 30For by thee I run upon a troop. By my God do I leap over a wall. 31As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Jehovah is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. 32For who is God, except Jehovah? And who is a rock, except our God? 33God is my strong fortress, and he guides the perfect in his way. 34He makes his feet like hinds' feet, and sets me upon my high places. 35He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of brass. 36Thou have also given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy gentleness has made me great. 37Thou have enlarged my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped. 38I have pursued my enemies, and destroyed them, neither did I turn again till they were consumed. 39And I have consumed them, and smitten them through, so that they cannot arise. Yea, they are fallen under my feet. 40For thou have girded me with strength to the battle. Thou have subdued under me those who rose up against me. 41Thou have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, that I might cut off those who hate me. 42They looked, but there was none to save; even to Jehovah, but he did not answer them. 43Then I beat them small as the dust of the earth. I crushed them as the mire of the streets, and spread them abroad. 44Thou have also delivered me from the strivings of my people. Thou have kept me to be the head of the nations. A people whom I have not known shall serve me. 45The foreigners shall submit themselves to me. As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me. 46The foreigners shall fade away, and shall come trembling out of their hiding places. 47Jehovah lives. And blessed be my rock. And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation, 48Even the God who executes vengeance for me, and who brings down peoples under me, 49and who brings me forth from my enemies. Yea, thou lift me up above those who rise up against me. Thou deliver me from the violent man. 50Therefore I will give thanks to thee, O Jehovah, among gentiles, and will sing praises to thy name. 51He gives great deliverance to his king, and shows loving kindness to his anointed, to David and to his seed, for evermore.
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