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2 Samuel 22:1 ←
And David made a song to the Lord in these words, on the day when the Lord made him free from the hands of all his haters, and from the hand of Saul:
2 Samuel 22:2 ←
And he said, The Lord is my Rock, my walled town, and my saviour, even mine;
2 Samuel 22:3 ←
My God, my Rock, in him will I put my faith; my breastplate, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my safe place; my saviour, who keeps me safe from the violent man.
2 Samuel 22:4 ←
I will send up my cry to the Lord, who is to be praised; so will I be made safe from those who are against me.
2 Samuel 22:5 ←
For the waves of death came round me, and the seas of evil put me in fear;
2 Samuel 22:6 ←
The cords of hell were round me: the nets of death came on me.
2 Samuel 22:7 ←
In my trouble my voice went up to the Lord, and my cry to my God: my voice came to his hearing in his holy Temple, and my prayer came to his ears.
2 Samuel 22:8 ←
Then the earth was moved with a violent shock; the bases of heaven were moved and shaking, because he was angry.
2 Samuel 22:9 ←
There went up a smoke from his nose, and a fire of destruction from his mouth: coals were lighted by it.
2 Samuel 22:10 ←
The heavens were bent, so that he might come down; and it was dark under his feet.
2 Samuel 22:11 ←
And he went through the air, seated on a storm-cloud: going quickly on the wings of the wind.
2 Samuel 22:12 ←
And he made the dark his tent round him, a mass of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
2 Samuel 22:13 ←
Before his shining light his dark clouds went past, raining ice and coals of fire.
2 Samuel 22:14 ←
The Lord made thunder in the heavens, and the voice of the Highest was sounding out.
2 Samuel 22:15 ←
And he sent out his arrows, driving them in all directions; by his flames of fire they were troubled.
2 Samuel 22:16 ←
Then the deep beds of the sea were seen, and the bases of the world were uncovered, because of the Lord's wrath, because of the breath of his mouth.
2 Samuel 22:17
He sent from on high, he took me, pulling me out of great waters.
2 Samuel 22:18 ←
He made me free from my strong hater, from those who were against me, because they were stronger than I.
2 Samuel 22:19 ←
They came on me in the day of my trouble: but the Lord was my support.
2 Samuel 22:20 ←
He took me out into a wide place; he was my saviour because he had delight in me.
2 Samuel 22:21 ←
The Lord gives me the reward of my righteousness, because my hands are clean before him.
2 Samuel 22:22 ←
For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not been turned away in sin from my God.
2 Samuel 22:23 ←
For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.
2 Samuel 22:24 ←
And I was upright before him, and I kept myself from sin.
2 Samuel 22:25 ←
Because of this the Lord has given me the reward of my righteousness, because my hands are clean in his eyes.
2 Samuel 22:26 ←
On him who has mercy you will have mercy; to the upright you will be upright;
2 Samuel 22:27 ←
He who is holy will see that you are holy; but to the man whose way is not straight you will be a hard judge.
2 Samuel 22:28 ←
For you are the saviour of those who are in trouble; but your eyes are on men of pride, to make them low.
2 Samuel 22:29
For you are my light, O Lord; and the Lord will make the dark bright for me.
2 Samuel 22:30
By your help I have made a way through the wall which was shutting me in: by the help of my God I have gone over a wall.
2 Samuel 22:31 ←
As for God, his way is all good: the word of the Lord is tested; he is a safe cover for all those who put their faith in him.
2 Samuel 22:32 ←
For who is God but the Lord? and who is a Rock but our God?
2 Samuel 22:33 ←
God puts a strong band about me, guiding me in a straight way.
2 Samuel 22:34 ←
He makes my feet like roes' feet, and puts me on high places.
2 Samuel 22:35 ←
He makes my hands expert in war, so that a bow of brass is bent by my arms.
2 Samuel 22:36
You have given me the breastplate of your salvation, and your mercy has made me great.
2 Samuel 22:37 ←
You have made my steps wide under me, so that my feet make no slip.
2 Samuel 22:38 ←
I go after my haters and overtake them; not turning back till they are all overcome.
2 Samuel 22:39 ←
I have sent destruction on them and given them wounds, so that they are not able to get up: they are stretched under my feet.
2 Samuel 22:40 ←
For I have been armed by you with strength for the fight: you have made low under me those who came out against me.
2 Samuel 22:41 ←
By you their backs are turned in flight, so that my haters are cut off.
2 Samuel 22:42 ←
They were crying out, but there was no one to come to their help: even to the Lord, but he gave them no answer.
2 Samuel 22:43 ←
Then they were crushed as small as the dust of the earth, stamped down under my feet like the waste of the streets.
2 Samuel 22:44 ←
You have made me free from the fightings of my people; you have made me the head of the nations: a people of whom I had no knowledge will be my servants.
2 Samuel 22:45 ←
Men of other countries will, with false hearts, put themselves under my authority: from the time when my name comes to their ears, they will be ruled by me.
2 Samuel 22:46 ←
They will be wasted away, they will come out of their secret places shaking with fear.
2 Samuel 22:47 ←
The Lord is living; praise be to my Rock, and let the God of my salvation be honoured:
2 Samuel 22:48 ←
It is God who sends punishment on my haters, and puts peoples under my rule.
2 Samuel 22:49 ←
He makes me free from my haters: I am lifted up over those who come up against me: you have made me free from the violent man.
2 Samuel 22:50 ←
Because of this I will give you praise, O Lord, among the nations, and will make a song of praise to your name.
2 Samuel 22:51 ←
Great salvation does he give to his king; he has mercy on the king of his selection, David, and on his seed for ever.