2 Samuel 22

1And Dauid spake the woordes of this song vnto the Lord, what time the Lord had deliuered him out of the handes of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.

2And he sayd, The Lord is my rocke and my fortresse, and he that deliuereth mee.

3God is my strength, in him will I trust: my shielde, and the horne of my saluation, my hie tower and my refuge: my Sauiour, thou hast saued me from violence.

4I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praysed: so shall I be safe from mine enemies.

5For the pangs of death haue compassed me: the floods of vngodlinesse haue made mee afrayd.

6The sorowes of the graue compassed mee about: the snares of death ouertooke mee.

7But in my tribulation did I call vpon the Lord, and crie to my God, and he did heare my voyce out of his temple, and my crie did enter into his eares.

8Then the earth trembled and quaked: the foundations of the heauens mooued and shooke, because he was angrie.

9Smoke went out at his nostrels, and consuming fire out of his mouth: coles were kindled thereat.

10He bowed the heauens also, and came downe, and darkenes was vnder his feete.

11And he rode vpon Cherub and did flie, and hee was seene vpon the winges of the winde.

12And hee made darkenesse a Tabernacle round about him, euen the gatherings of waters, and the cloudes of the ayre.

13At the brightnesse of his presence the coles of fire were kindled.

14The Lord thundred from heauen, and the most hie gaue his voyce.

15He shot arrowes also, and scattered them: to wit, lightning, and destroyed them.

16The chanels also of the sea appeared, euen the foundations of the worlde were discouered by the rebuking of the Lord, and at the blast of the breath of his nostrels.

17He sent from aboue, and tooke me: hee drewe me out of many waters.

18He deliuered me from my strong enemie, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

19They preuented me in the day of my calamitie, but the Lord was my stay,

20And brought me foorth into a large place: he deliuered me, because he fauoured me.

21The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousnesse: according to the purenesse of mine handes he recompensed me.

22For I kept the wayes of the Lord, and did not wickedly against my God.

23For all his lawes were before me, and his statutes: I did not depart therefrom.

24I was vpright also towarde him, and haue kept me from my wickednesse.

25Therefore the Lord did reward me according to my righteousnesse, according to my purenesse before his eyes.

26With the godly thou wilt shewe thy selfe godly: with the vpright man thou wilt shew thy selfe vpright.

27With the pure thou wilt shewe thy selfe pure, and with the frowarde thou wilt shew thy selfe frowarde.

28Thus thou wilt saue the poore people: but thine eyes are vpon the hautie to humble them.

29Surely thou art my light, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkenes.

30For by thee haue I broken through an hoste, and by my God haue I leaped ouer a wall.

31The way of God is vncorrupt: the word of the Lord is tryed in the fire: he is a shield to all that trust in him.

32For who is God besides the Lord? and who is mightie, saue our God?

33God is my strength in battel, and maketh my way vpright.

34He maketh my feete like hindes feete, and hath set me vpon mine hie places.

35He teacheth mine handes to fight, so that a bowe of brasse is broken with mine armes.

36Thou hast also giuen me the shield of thy saluation, and thy louing kindnesse hath caused me to increase.

37Thou hast inlarged my steppes vnder me, and mine heeles haue not slid.

38I haue pursued mine enemies and destroyed them, and haue not turned againe vntill I had consumed them.

39Yea, I haue consumed them and thrust them through, and they shall not arise, but shall fall vnder my feete.

40For thou hast girded me with power to battell, and them that arose against me, hast thou subdued vnder me.

41And thou hast giuen me the neckes of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

42They looked about, but there was none to saue them, euen vnto the Lord, but he answered them not.

43Then did I beate them as small as the dust of the earth: I did treade them flat as the clay of the streete, and did spread them abroad.

44Thou hast also deliuered me from the contentions of my people: thou hast preserued me to be the head ouer nations: the people which I knewe not, doe serue me.

45Strangers shalbe in subiection to me: assoone as they heare, they shall obey me.

46Strangers shall shrinke away, and feare in their priuie chambers.

47Let the Lord liue, and blessed be my strength: and God, euen the force of my saluation be exalted.

48It is God that giueth me power to reuenge me, and subdue the people vnder me,

49And rescueth me from mine enemies: (thou also hast lift me vp from them that rose against me, thou hast deliuered me from the cruell man.

50Therefore I will praise thee, O Lord amog the nations, and will sing vnto thy Name)

51He is the tower of saluation for his King, and sheweth mercie to his anointed, euen to Dauid, and to his seede for euer.

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