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2 Samuel 22 :: New International Version (NIV)

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David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

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He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

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my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield[fn] and the horn[fn] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.

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“I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.

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The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

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The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.

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“In my distress I called to the LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.

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The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens[fn] shook; they trembled because he was angry.

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Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.

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He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.

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He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared[fn] on the wings of the wind.

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He made darkness his canopy around him— the dark[fn] rain clouds of the sky.

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Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth.

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The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

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He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.

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The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of breath from his nostrils.

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“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

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He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.

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They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.

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He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

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“The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

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For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

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All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees.

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I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.

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The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness[fn] in his sight.

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“To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,

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to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.

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You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.

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You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

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With your help I can advance against a troop[fn]; with my God I can scale a wall.

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“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

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For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

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It is God who arms me with strength[fn] and keeps my way secure.

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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

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He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

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You make your saving help my shield; your help has made[fn] me great.

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You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

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“I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.

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I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.

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You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

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You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.

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They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— to the LORD, but he did not answer.

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I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.

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“You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,

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foreigners cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.

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They all lose heart; they come trembling[fn] from their strongholds.

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“The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!

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He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,

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who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

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Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.

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“He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”
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Or sovereign
Horn here symbolizes strength.
Hebrew; Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:7) mountains
Many Hebrew manuscripts (see also Psalm 18:10); most Hebrew manuscripts appeared
Septuagint (see also Psalm 18:11); Hebrew massed
Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:24) to the cleanness of my hands
Or can run through a barricade
Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:32); Masoretic Text who is my strong refuge
Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text shield; / you stoop down to make
Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:45); Masoretic Text they arm themselves

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