2 Samuel 22
A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.
2 Samuel 22:1 And Dauid spake vnto the LORD the wordes of this song, in the day [that] the LORD had deliuered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he said, The LORD [is] my rocke and my fortresse, and my deliuerer: 2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rocke, in him will I trust: hee [is] my shield, and the horne of my saluation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Sauiour; thou sauest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saued from mine enemies. 2 Samuel 22:5 When the waues of death compassed me: the floods of vngodly men made me afraid. 2 Samuel 22:6 The sorowes of Hell compassed me about: the snares of death preuented me. 2 Samuel 22:7 In my distresse I called vpon the LORD, and cryed to my God, and hee did heare my voice out of his Temple, and my crie [did enter] into his eares. 2 Samuel 22:8 Then the earth shooke and trembled: the foundations of heauen mooued and shooke, because hee was wroth. 2 Samuel 22:9 There went vp a smoake out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth deuoured: coales were kindled by it. 2 Samuel 22:10 Hee bowed the heauens also and came downe: and darkenesse [was] vnder his feete. 2 Samuel 22:11 And he rode vpon a Cherub, and did flie: and hee was seene vpon the wings of the winde. 2 Samuel 22:12 And hee made darkenesse pauilions round about him, darke waters, [and] thicke clouds of the skies. 2 Samuel 22:13 Through the brightnesse before him, were coales of fire kindled. 2 Samuel 22:14 The LORD thundred from heauen: and the most high vttered his voice. 2 Samuel 22:15 And he sent out arrowes, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them. 2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the Sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discouered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. 2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from aboue, he tooke me: he drew me out of many waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He deliuered me from my strong enemy, [and] from them that hated mee: for they were too strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:19 They preuented me in the day of my calamitie: but the LORD was my stay. 2 Samuel 22:20 Hee brought me forth also into a large place: he deliuered me, because hee delighted in me. 2 Samuel 22:21 The LORD rewarded mee according to my righteousnesse: according to the cleannesse of my hands, hath hee recompensed me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I haue kept the wayes of the LORD, and haue not wickedly departed from my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 For all his iudgements [were] before me: and as for his Statutes, I did not depart from them. 2 Samuel 22:24 I was also vpright before him: and haue kept my selfe from mine iniquitie. 2 Samuel 22:25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me, according to my righteousnesse: according to my cleannesse in his eye sight. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thy selfe mercifull, [and] with the vpright man thou wilt shew thy selfe vpright. 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure thou wilt shew thy selfe pure: and with the froward, thou wilt shew thy selfe vnsauoury. 2 Samuel 22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt saue: but thine eyes [are] vpon the hautie, that thou mayest bring [them] downe. 2 Samuel 22:29 For thou [art] my lampe, O LORD: and the LORD wil lighten my darkenesse. 2 Samuel 22:30 For by thee I haue run through a troupe: by my God haue I leaped ouer a wall. 2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect, the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who [is] God, saue the LORD? and who [is] a rocke, saue our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength [and] power: and he maketh my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:34 Hee maketh my feet like hindes [feet]: and setteth mee vpon my high places. 2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth my hands to warre: so that a bow of steele is broken by mine armes. 2 Samuel 22:36 Thou hast also giuen mee the shield of thy saluation: and thy gentlenesse hath made me great. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps vnder me: so that my feet did not slip. 2 Samuel 22:38 I haue pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them: and turned not againe vntill I had consumed them. 2 Samuel 22:39 And I haue consumed them and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen vnder my feet. 2 Samuel 22:40 For thou hast girded mee with strength to battel: them that rose vp against me, hast thou subdued vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:41 Thou hast also giuen mee the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. 2 Samuel 22:42 They looked, but there was none to saue: [euen] vnto the LORD, but he answered them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth: I did stampe them as the myre of the street, [and] did spread them abroad. 2 Samuel 22:44 Thou also hast deliuered mee from the striuings of my people, thou hast kept mee [to be] head of the heathen: a people which I knew not, shall serue me. 2 Samuel 22:45 Strangers shall submit themselues vnto me: as soone as they heare, they shall be obedient vnto me. 2 Samuel 22:46 Strangers shall fade away: and they shall bee afraid out of their close places. 2 Samuel 22:47 The LORD liueth, and blessed [be] my rocke: and exalted be the God of the rocke of my saluation. 2 Samuel 22:48 It [is] God that auengeth mee, and [that] bringeth downe the people vnder me: 2 Samuel 22:49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted mee vp on high aboue them that rose vp against me: thou hast deliuered me from the violent man. 2 Samuel 22:50 Therefore I will giue thankes vnto thee, O LORD, among the heathen: and I will sing praises vnto thy Name. 2 Samuel 22:51 He is the towre of saluation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his Anointed, vnto Dauid, and to his seede for euermore.