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2 Samuel 22 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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David's Psalm of Deliverance

(Psa 18:1–50 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 - And David spoke the words of this song to the LORD in the day that the LORD delivered him from the [fn]hand of all his enemies and from the [fn]hand of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - He said,
“The LORD is my [fn]rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - [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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:4 - “I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - “For the waves of death encompassed me;
The torrents of [fn]destruction [fn]overwhelmed me;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The cords of [fn]Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - “In my distress I called upon the LORD,
Yes, I [fn]cried to my God;
And from His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 - “Then the earth shook and quaked,
The foundations of heaven were trembling
And were shaken, because He was angry.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:9 - “Smoke went up [fn]out of His nostrils,
Fire from His mouth devoured;
Coals were kindled by it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:10 - “He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - “And He rode on a cherub and flew;
And He [fn]appeared on the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - “And He made darkness [fn]canopies around Him,
A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:13 - “From the brightness before Him
Coals of fire were 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 [fn]routed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - “Then the channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were [fn]laid bare
By the rebuke of the LORD,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:17 - “He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - “He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:19 - “They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - “He also brought me forth into a broad place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 - “The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:22 - “For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
And have not acted wickedly against my God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:23 - “For all His ordinances were before me,
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from [fn]them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:24 - “I was also [fn]blameless toward Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 - “Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to my cleanness before His eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - “With the [fn]kind You show Yourself [fn]kind,
With the [fn]blameless You show Yourself [fn]blameless;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:27 - With the pure You show Yourself pure,
And with the perverted You show Yourself [fn]astute.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:28 - “And You save an afflicted people;
But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - “For You are my lamp, O LORD;
And the LORD illumines my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - “For by You I can [fn]run upon a troop;
By my God I can leap over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:31 - “As for God, His way is [fn]blameless;
The word of the LORD is tested;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - “For who is God, besides the LORD?
And who is a rock, besides our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - “God is my strong fortress;
And He [fn]sets the [fn]blameless in [fn]His way.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - “He makes [fn]my feet like hinds’ feet,
And sets me on my high places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - “He trains my hands for battle,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:36 - “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,
And Your [fn]help makes me great.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - “You enlarge my steps under me,
And my [fn]feet have not slipped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:38 - “I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,
And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:39 - “And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise;
And they fell under my feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - “For You have girded me with strength for battle;
You have [fn]subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:41 - “You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
And I [fn]destroyed those who hated me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:42 - “They looked, but there was none to save;
Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:43 - “Then I pulverized them as the dust of the earth;
I crushed and stamped them as the mire of the streets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - “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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - “Foreigners pretend obedience to me;
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - “Foreigners [fn]lose heart,
And [fn]come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - “The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be [fn]God, the rock of my salvation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:48 - The God who executes vengeance for me,
And brings down peoples under me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:50 - “Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - He is a tower of [fn]deliverance to His king,
And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,
To David and his [fn]descendants forever.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: palm
Literally: crag
Literally: God of my rock
Hebrew: Belial
Or, terrified
I.e. the nether world
Or, called
Or, in His wrath
Many mss read sped
Or, pavilions
Literally: confused
Or, uncovered
Literally: it
Literally: complete; or having integrity
Or, loyal
Literally: complete; or having integrity
Literally: twisted
Or, crush a troop
Literally: complete; or having integrity
Or, sets free
Literally: complete; or having integrity
Another reading is my
Another reading is His
Literally: answering
Literally: ankles
Literally: caused to bow down
Or, silenced
Literally: languish
Literally: gird themselves
Literally: fastnesses
Literally: the God of the rock
I.e. victories; lit salvation
Literally: seed

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