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2 Samuel 22

A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.

2 Samuel 22:1 And Dauid spake the wordes of this song vnto the Lorde, what time the Lorde had delyuered him out of the hand of al his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he saide: The Lorde is my rocke, and my castell, and my delyuerer. 2 Samuel 22:3 God is my strength, in him will I trust: he is my shielde, and the horne of my saluation, my hie towre, and my refuge, my sauiour, thou hast saued me from wrong. 2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the Lorde which is prayse worthy: and so shall I be saued from myne enemies. 2 Samuel 22:5 For the panges of death closed me about: the fludes of Belial put me in feare. 2 Samuel 22:6 The sorowes of hell compassed me about, the snares of death ouertoke me. 2 Samuel 22:7 In my tribulation did I call vppon the Lorde, and crye to my God: and he dyd heare my voyce out of his temple, and my crye [did enter] into his eares. 2 Samuel 22:8 The earth trembled and quaked: the foundations of heauen moued & shooke when he was angry. 2 Samuel 22:9 Smoke went out at his nosthryls, & consuming fyre out of his mouth: coles were kindled thereat. 2 Samuel 22:10 And he bowed heauen & came downe: and there was darkenesse vnder his feete. 2 Samuel 22:11 And he rode vpon Cherub and did flee: he was seene vppon the winges of the winde. 2 Samuel 22:12 He made darknes a tabernacle rounde about him: with waters gathered together in thicke cloudes. 2 Samuel 22:13 Through the brightnes of his presence were the coles of fyre kindled. 2 Samuel 22:14 The Lorde thundred from heauen: & he that is most hie, put out his voyce. 2 Samuel 22:15 He shot arrowes, and scattered them: [to wit] lyghtning, & ouerthrew them. 2 Samuel 22:16 The chanels of the sea appeared: and the foundatios of the world were seene, by the reason of ye rebuking of the Lord, and through the blasting of the breath of his nosthryls. 2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from aboue and toke me: he drew me out of many waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He deliuered me from my mightie enemie, and from them that hated me: for they were to strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:19 When they had preuented me in the daye of my calamitie: the Lorde stayed me vp. 2 Samuel 22:20 For he brought me out into roomth: he deliuered me, because he had a fauour vnto me. 2 Samuel 22:21 The Lorde rewarded me according to my righteousnesse: accordyng to the purenes of my hands he recompensed me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I haue kept the wayes of ye Lord: and did not wickedly agaynst my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 For all his lawes were in my sight: & his statutes, I did not depart therefro. 2 Samuel 22:24 In his sight also haue I ben vpright: and haue kept me from myne owne iniquitie. 2 Samuel 22:25 And the Lorde did to me againe according to my righteousnesse: euen after my purenes in his eye sight. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the godly thou shalt be godlie: and with the man that is vpright, thou shalt be vpright. 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure thou shalt be pure: and with the froward thou wilt shewe thy selfe froward. 2 Samuel 22:28 And the poore people thou wilt saue: but thyne eyes are vpon the proude, to bring them downe. 2 Samuel 22:29 For thou art my lyght, O Lorde: and the Lorde shall light my darkenesse. 2 Samuel 22:30 For by thee I shall breake through an hoast of men: and by my God wyll I spring ouer a wall. 2 Samuel 22:31 God is vncorrupt in his way, the word of the Lord is tryed in the fyre: he is a shielde to all them that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is a God saue the Lord? and who is mightie saue our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God strengthneth me in battaile: & ryddeth the way cleare before me. 2 Samuel 22:34 He maketh my feete lyke hyndes feete: and setteth me vpon my hie places. 2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth my handes to fight: that euen a bowe of steele is broken with myne armes. 2 Samuel 22:36 Thou hast geuen me the shielde of thy saluation: and with thy louing mekenesse thou doest multiplie me. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps vnder me: and my legges shall not faile me. 2 Samuel 22:38 I haue folowed vpon myne enemies, and destroyed them: and turned not againe, vntill I had consumed them. 2 Samuel 22:39 I haue wasted them, and wounded them, that they shal not be able to aryse: yea, they shall fall vnder my feete. 2 Samuel 22:40 Thou hast gyrded me about with might to battayle: and them that rose against me, hast thou subdued vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:41 And thou hast geuen me the neckes of myne enemies: that I might destroye them that hate me. 2 Samuel 22:42 They loked about, but there was none to saue them: [euen] vnto the Lorde, but he heard them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 Then did I beate them as small as the dust of the earth: I did stampe them as the clay of the streate, and did spreade them abrode. 2 Samuel 22:44 Thou also hast deliuered me from the discention of my people, thou hast kept me to be an head ouer nations: the people which I knew not, do serue me. 2 Samuel 22:45 Straunge childre dissemble with me: at the hearing of the eare, they obey me. 2 Samuel 22:46 Straunge children wil shrinke away: and they shall be smytten with feare in their priuie chamber. 2 Samuel 22:47 Let the Lord lyue, and blessed be my strength: magnified be God [euen] the force of my saluation. 2 Samuel 22:48 It is God that geueth me [power] to reuenge me: & bringeth downe the people vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:49 He deliuereth me from myne enemies, thou also hast lyft me on hie from them that rose against me: thou hast delyuered me from the wicked man. 2 Samuel 22:50 And therefore I wyll prayse thee O Lorde among the nations: and wyll sing vnto thy name. 2 Samuel 22:51 He is the towre of saluation for his king, and dealeth mercyfully with his annoynted: euen with Dauid, and with his seede for euermore.

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