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2 Samuel 22 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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David’s Song of Deliverance

(Psa 18:1–50 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 -

And David spoke to Yahweh the words of this song in the day that Yahweh delivered him from the [fn]hand of all his enemies and from the [fn]hand of Saul.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - He said,

“Yahweh is my [fn]rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

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[fn]My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;

My savior, You save me from violence.

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“I call upon Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised,

And I am saved from my enemies.

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“For the waves of death encompassed me;

The torrents of [fn]vileness terrorized me;

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The cords of Sheol surrounded me;

The snares of death confronted me.

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“In my distress I called upon Yahweh,

And I called to my God;

And out of His temple He heard my voice,

And my cry for help came into His ears.

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“Then the earth shook and quaked;

The foundations of heaven were trembling

And were shaken, because He was angry.

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“Smoke went up [fn]out of His nostrils,

And fire from His mouth devoured;

Coals were kindled by it.

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“He bowed the heavens and came down

With thick darkness under His feet.

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“He rode on a cherub and flew;

And He [fn]appeared upon the wings of the wind.

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“And He made darkness [fn]canopies around Him,

A mass of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

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“From the brightness before Him

Coals of fire were kindled.

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“Yahweh thundered from heaven,

And the Most High gave forth His voice.

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“And He sent out arrows, and scattered them,

Lightning, and [fn]threw them into confusion.

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“Then the channels of the sea appeared,

The foundations of the world were [fn]laid bare

By the rebuke of Yahweh,

At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

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“He sent from on high, He took me;

He drew me out of many waters.

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“He delivered me from my strong enemy,

From those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

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“They confronted me in the day of my disaster,

But Yahweh was my support.

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“He brought me forth also into a broad place;

He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

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“Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness;

According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

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“For I have kept the ways of Yahweh,

And have not wickedly departed from my God.

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“For all His [fn]judgments were before me,

And as for His statutes, I did not depart from [fn]them.

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“I was also [fn]blameless toward Him,

And I kept myself from my iniquity.

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“Therefore Yahweh has recompensed me according to my righteousness,

According to my cleanness before His eyes.

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“With the [fn]kind You show Yourself [fn]kind,

With the [fn]blameless You show Yourself [fn]blameless;

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With the pure You show Yourself pure,

And with the crooked You show Yourself [fn]astute.

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“And You save an afflicted people;

But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You bring down.

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“For You are my lamp, O Yahweh;

And Yahweh illumines my darkness.

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“For by You I can [fn]run upon a troop;

By my God I can leap over a wall.

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“As for God, His way is [fn]blameless;

The word of Yahweh is [fn]tried;

He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

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“For who is God, but Yahweh?

And who is a rock, but our God?

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“God is my strong fortress;

And He [fn]sets the [fn]blameless in [fn]His way.

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“He makes [fn]my feet like hinds’ feet,

And sets me on my high places.

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“He trains my hands for battle,

So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

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“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,

And Your answer to me makes me great.

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“You enlarge my steps under me,

And my ankles have not given way.

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“I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,

And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

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“And I have consumed them and crushed them, so that they did not rise;

And they fell under my feet.

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“For You have girded me with strength for battle;

You have [fn]subdued under me those who rose up against me.

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[fn]You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,

And I [fn]destroyed those who hated me.

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“They looked, but there was none to save;

Even to Yahweh, but He did not answer them.

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“Then I beat them fine as the dust of the earth;

I pulverized and stamped them as the mire of the streets.

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“You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people;

You have kept me as head of the nations;

A people whom I have not known serve me.

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“Foreigners cower before me;

As soon as they hear, they obey me.

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“Foreigners fade away,

And [fn]come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses.

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“Yahweh lives, and blessed be my rock;

And let [fn]God, the rock of my salvation, be lifted high

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The God who executes vengeance for me,

And brings down peoples under me,

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Who also brings me out from my enemies;

You even lift me above those who rise up against me;

You rescue me from the violent man.

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“Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Yahweh, among the nations,

And I will sing praises to Your name.

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He [fn]gives great salvation to His king,

And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,

To David and his seed forever.”

LSB Footnotes
Lit palm
Lit palm
Lit crag
Lit God of my rock
Heb Belial
Or in His wrath
Many mss sped
Or pavilions
Or routed them
Or uncovered
Or judgment
Lit it
Or complete, having integrity
Or holy
Or holy
Or having integrity; lit mighty
Or having integrity; lit mighty
Lit twisted
Or crush a troop
Or having integrity; lit complete, perfect
Or tested, cf. Prov 30:5
Or sets free
Or having integrity; lit complete, perfect
Or my
Or His
Lit caused to bow down
Lit And as for my enemies, You have given me their necks
Or silenced
Lit gird themselves; the Heb is difficult
Lit fastnesses
Lit the God of the rock
Or is a tower
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