2 Samuel 22
A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.
2 Samuel 22:1 And Dauid spake the woordes of this song vnto the Lorde, what time the Lord had deliuered him out of the handes of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he sayd, The Lord is my rocke and my fortresse, and he that deliuereth mee. 2 Samuel 22:3 God is my strength, in him will I trust: my shielde, and the horne of my saluation, my hie tower and my refuge: my Sauiour, thou hast saued me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praysed: so shall I be safe from mine enemies. 2 Samuel 22:5 For the pangs of death haue compassed me: the floods of vngodlinesse haue made mee afrayd. 2 Samuel 22:6 The sorowes of the graue compassed mee about: the snares of death ouertooke mee. 2 Samuel 22:7 But in my tribulation did I call vpon the Lord, and crie to my God, and he did heare my voyce out of his temple, and my crie did enter into his eares. 2 Samuel 22:8 Then the earth trembled and quaked: the foundations of the heauens mooued and shooke, because he was angrie. 2 Samuel 22:9 Smoke went out at his nostrels, and consuming fire out of his mouth: coles were kindled thereat. 2 Samuel 22:10 He bowed the heauens also, and came downe, and darkenes was vnder his feete. 2 Samuel 22:11 And he rode vpon Cherub and did flie, & hee was seene vpon the winges of the winde. 2 Samuel 22:12 And hee made darkenesse a Tabernacle round about him, euen the gatherings of waters, and the cloudes of the ayre. 2 Samuel 22:13 At the brightnesse of his presence the coles of fire were kindled. 2 Samuel 22:14 The Lord thundred from heauen, and the most hie gaue his voyce. 2 Samuel 22:15 He shot arrowes also, and scattered them: to wit, lightning, and destroyed them. 2 Samuel 22:16 The chanels also of the sea appeared, euen the foundations of the worlde were discouered by the rebuking of the Lorde, and at the blast of the breath of his nostrels. 2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from aboue, and tooke me: hee drewe me out of many waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He deliuered me from my strong enemie, and from them that hated me: 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 And brought me foorth into a large place: he deliuered me, because he fauoured me. 2 Samuel 22:21 The Lorde rewarded me according to my righteousnesse: according to the purenesse of mine handes he recompensed me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I kept the wayes of the Lorde, and did not wickedly against my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 For all his lawes were before me, and his statutes: I did not depart therefrom. 2 Samuel 22:24 I was vpright also towarde him, and haue kept me from my wickednesse. 2 Samuel 22:25 Therefore the Lord did reward me according to my righteousnesse, according to my purenesse before his eyes. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the godly thou wilt shewe thy selfe godly: with the vpright man thou wilt shew thy selfe vpright. 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure thou wilt shewe thy selfe pure, and with the frowarde thou wilt shew thy selfe frowarde. 2 Samuel 22:28 Thus thou wilt saue the poore people: but thine eyes are vpon the hautie to humble them. 2 Samuel 22:29 Surely thou art my light, O Lorde: and the Lorde will lighten my darkenes. 2 Samuel 22:30 For by thee haue I broken through an hoste, and by my God haue I leaped ouer a wall. 2 Samuel 22:31 The way of God is vncorrupt: the word of the Lorde is tryed in the fire: he is a shield to all that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God besides the Lorde? and who is mightie, saue our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength in battel, and maketh my way vpright. 2 Samuel 22:34 He maketh my feete like hindes feete, & hath set me vpon mine hie places. 2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth mine handes to fight, so that a bowe of brasse is broken with mine armes. 2 Samuel 22:36 Thou hast also giuen me the shield of thy saluation, and thy louing kindnesse hath caused me to increase. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou hast inlarged my steppes vnder me, and mine heeles haue not slid. 2 Samuel 22:38 I haue pursued mine enemies and destroyed them, and haue not turned againe vntill I had consumed them. 2 Samuel 22:39 Yea, I haue consumed them and thrust them through, and they shall not arise, but shall fall vnder my feete. 2 Samuel 22:40 For thou hast girded me with power to battell, and them that arose against me, hast thou subdued vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:41 And thou hast giuen me the neckes of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. 2 Samuel 22:42 They looked about, but there was none to saue them, euen vnto the Lord, but he answered them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 Then did I beate them as small as the dust of the earth: I did treade them flat as the clay of the streete, and did spread them abroad. 2 Samuel 22:44 Thou hast also deliuered me from the cotentions of my people: thou hast preserued me to be the head ouer nations: the people which I knewe not, doe serue me. 2 Samuel 22:45 Strangers shalbe in subiection to me: assoone as they heare, they shall obey me. 2 Samuel 22:46 Strangers shall shrinke away, and feare in their priuie chambers. 2 Samuel 22:47 Let the Lorde liue, and blessed be my strength: and God, euen the force of my saluation be exalted. 2 Samuel 22:48 It is God that giueth me power to reuenge me, and subdue the people vnder me, 2 Samuel 22:49 And rescueth me from mine enemies: (thou also hast lift me vp from them that rose against me, thou hast deliuered me from the cruell man. 2 Samuel 22:50 Therefore I will praise thee, O Lord amog the nations, and will sing vnto thy Name) 2 Samuel 22:51 He is the tower of saluation for his King, and sheweth mercie to his anointed, euen to Dauid, and to his seede for euer.