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2 Samuel 22 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 - David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD rescued him from the power of all his enemies, including Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - He said: "The LORD is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter, my shield, the horn that saves me, my stronghold, my refuge, my savior. You save me from violence!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:4 - I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was delivered from my enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - The waves of death engulfed me; the currents of chaos overwhelmed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The ropes of Sheol tightened around me; the snares of death trapped me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - In my distress I called to the LORD; I called to my God. From his heavenly temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 - The earth heaved and shook; the foundations of the sky trembled. They heaved because he was angry.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:9 - Smoke ascended from his nose; fire devoured as it came from his mouth; he hurled down fiery coals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:10 - He made the sky sink as he descended; a thick cloud was under his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - He mounted a winged angel and flew; he glided on the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - He shrouded himself in darkness, in thick rain clouds.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:13 - From the brightness in front of him came coals of fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:14 - The LORD thundered from the sky; the sovereign One shouted loudly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:15 - He shot arrows and scattered them, lightning and routed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - The depths of the sea were exposed; the inner regions of the world were uncovered by the LORD's battle cry, by the powerful breath from his nose.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:17 - He reached down from above and grabbed me; he pulled me from the surging water.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hate me, for they were too strong for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:19 - They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD helped me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - He brought me out into a wide open place; he delivered me because he was pleased with me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 - The LORD repaid me for my godly deeds; he rewarded my blameless behavior.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:22 - For I have obeyed the LORD's commands; I have not rebelled against my God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:23 - For I am aware of all his regulations, and I do not reject his rules.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:24 - I was blameless before him; I kept myself from sinning.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 - The LORD rewarded me for my godly deeds; he took notice of my blameless behavior.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - You prove to be loyal to one who is faithful; you prove to be trustworthy to one who is innocent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:27 - You prove to be reliable to one who is blameless, but you prove to be deceptive to one who is perverse.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:28 - You deliver oppressed people, but you watch the proud and bring them down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - Indeed, you are my lamp, LORD. The LORD illumines the darkness around me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - Indeed,with your help I can charge against an army; by my God's power I can jump over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:31 - The one true God acts in a faithful manner; the LORD's promise is reliable; he is a shield to all who take shelter in him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - Indeed, who is God besides the LORD? Who is a protector besides our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - The one true God is my mighty refuge; he removes the obstacles in my way.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend even the strongest bow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:36 - You give me your protective shield; your willingness to help enables me to prevail.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - You widen my path; my feet do not slip.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:38 - I chase my enemies and destroy them; I do not turn back until I wipe them out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:39 - I wipe them out and beat them to death; they cannot get up; they fall at my feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - You give me strength for battle; you make my foes kneel before me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:41 - You make my enemies retreat; I destroy those who hate me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:42 - They cry out, but there is no one to help them; they cry out to the LORD, but he does not answer them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:43 - I grind them as fine as the dust of the ground; I crush them and stomp on them like clay in the streets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - You rescue me from a hostile army; you preserve me as a leader of nations; people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - Foreigners are powerless before me; when they hear of my exploits, they submit to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Foreigners lose their courage; they shake with fear as they leave their strongholds.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - The LORD is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:48 - The one true God completely vindicates me; he makes nations submit to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - He delivers me from my enemies; you snatch me away from those who attack me; you rescue me from violent men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:50 - So I will give you thanks, O LORD, before the nations! I will sing praises to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - He gives his chosen king magnificent victories; he is faithful to his chosen ruler, to David and to his descendants forever!"

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