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2 Samuel 22 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:1 - And David speaketh to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah hath delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:2 - and he saith: 'Jehovah is my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - My God is my rock -- I take refuge in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge! My Saviour, from violence Thou savest me!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:4 - The Praised One, I call Jehovah: And from mine enemies I am saved.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been the snares of death.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I call, And He heareth from His temple my voice, And my cry is in His ears,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 - And shake and tremble doth the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He hath wrath!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:9 - Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils. And fire from His mouth devoureth, Brands have been kindled by it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:10 - And He inclineth heaven, and cometh down, And thick darkness is under His feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:11 - And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And is seen on the wings of the wind.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - And He setteth darkness Round about Him -- tabernacles, Darkness of waters -- thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:13 - From the brightness before Him Were brands of fire kindled!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:14 - Thunder from the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:15 - And He sendeth forth arrows, And scattereth them; Lightning, and troubleth them;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - And seen are the streams of the sea, Revealed are foundations of the world, By the rebuke of Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of His anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:17 - He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - He delivereth me from my strong enemy, From those hating me, For they were stronger than I.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:19 - They are before me in a day of my calamity, And Jehovah is my support,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - And He bringeth me out to a large place, He draweth me out for He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 - Jehovah recompenseth me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:22 - For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:23 - For all His judgments are before me, As to His statutes, I turn not from them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:24 - And I am perfect before Him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:25 - And Jehovah returneth to me, According to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - With the kind Thou shewest Thyself kind, With the perfect man Thou shewest Thyself perfect,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:27 - With the pure Thou shewest Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:28 - And the poor people Thou dost save, And Thine eyes on the high causest to fall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For Thou art my lamp, O Jehovah, And Jehovah doth lighten my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - For by Thee I run -- a troop, By my God I leap a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:31 - God! Perfect is His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield He is to all those trusting in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - For who is God save Jehovah? And who a Rock save our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - God -- my bulwark, my strength, And He maketh perfect my way;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - Teaching my hands for battle, And brought down was a bow of brass by mine arms,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:36 - And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy lowliness maketh me great.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:38 - I pursue mine enemies and destroy them, And I turn not till they are consumed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:39 - And I consume them, and smite them, And they rise not, and fall under my feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - And Thou girdest me with strength for battle, Thou causest my withstanders to bow under me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:41 - And mine enemies -- Thou givest to me the neck, Those hating me -- and I cut them off.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:42 - They look, and there is no saviour; Unto Jehovah, and He hath not answered them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:43 - And I beat them as dust of the earth, As mire of the streets I beat them small -- I spread them out!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - And -- Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of my people, Thou placest me for a head of nations; A people I have not known do serve me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Sons of a stranger fade away, And gird themselves by their close places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - Jehovah liveth, and blessed is my Rock, And exalted is my God -- The Rock of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:48 - God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And bringing down peoples under me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - And bringing me forth from mine enemies, Yea, above my withstanders Thou raisest me up. From a man of violence Thou deliverest me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:50 - Therefore I confess Thee, O Jehovah, among nations. And to Thy name I sing praise.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - Magnifying the salvations of His king, And doing loving-kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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