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2 Samuel 22 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 - And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:4 - I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 - Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:9 - There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:10 - He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:13 - Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:14 - The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:15 - And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:17 - He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:19 - They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 - The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:22 - For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:23 - For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:24 - I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 - Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:27 - With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:28 - And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:31 - As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:36 - Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:38 - I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:39 - And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:41 - Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:42 - They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:43 - Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:48 - It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:50 - Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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