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2 Samuel 22 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 - And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - He said, "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; thou savest 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 perdition assailed me;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - the cords of Sheol entangled me, the snares of death confronted me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - "In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 - "Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the heavens trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:9 - Smoke went up from his nostrils, and devouring fire from his mouth; glowing coals flamed forth from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:10 - He bowed the heavens, and came down; thick darkness was under his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - He rode on a cherub, and flew; he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - He made darkness around him his canopy, thick clouds, a gathering of water.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:13 - Out of the brightness before him coals of fire flamed forth.
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 routed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - Then the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were laid bare, at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:17 - "He reached 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 mighty for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:19 - They came upon me in the day of my calamity; but the LORD was my stay.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - He brought me forth into a broad 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 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 ordinances were before me, and from his statutes I did not turn aside.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:24 - I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 - Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - "With the loyal thou dost show thyself loyal; with the blameless man thou dost show thyself blameless;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:27 - with the pure thou dost show thyself pure, and with the crooked thou dost show thyself perverse.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:28 - Thou dost deliver a humble people, but thy eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - Yea, thou art my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - Yea, by thee I can crush a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:31 - This God--his way is perfect; the promise of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - "For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - This God is my strong refuge, and has made my way safe.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:36 - Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy help made me great.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:38 - I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and did not turn back until they were consumed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:39 - I consumed them; I thrust them through, so that they did not rise; they fell under my feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - For thou didst gird me with strength for the battle; thou didst make my assailants sink under me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:41 - Thou didst make my enemies turn their backs to me, those who hated me, and I destroyed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:42 - They looked, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:43 - I beat them fine as the dust of the earth, I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - "Thou didst deliver me from strife with the peoples; thou didst keep me as the head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - Foreigners came cringing to me; as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Foreigners lost heart, and came trembling out of their fastnesses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - "The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:48 - the God who gave me vengeance and brought down peoples under me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - who brought me out from my enemies; thou didst exalt me above my adversaries, thou didst deliver me from men of violence.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:50 - "For this I will extol thee, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to thy name.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - Great triumphs he gives to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David, and his descendants for ever."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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