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 thys songe vnto the Lorde, what tyme the Lorde had delyuered him out of the hande of all his enemyes, and out of the hande of Saul. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he sayde: the Lorde is my rocke, and my castel, and my delyuerer. 2 Samuel 22:3 God is my strength, in him will I trust: he is my shylde, and the horne of my saluacyon: my worshyp and my refuge: my sauiour, thou shalt saue me from wronge. 2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on þe Lorde which is prayse worthy, and so shall I be saued from myne enemyes. 2 Samuel 22:5 For the corrupcyons of deeth closed me about: the floudes of Belial put me in feare. 2 Samuel 22:6 The sorowes of hell compassed me about: the snares of deeth ouertoke me. 2 Samuel 22:7 In my tribulacyon will I call vpon the Lorde, and crye to my God. And he shall heare my voyce out of his temple, and my crye shall enter into his eares. 2 Samuel 22:8 The erth trimbled and quaked: the foundacyons of heuen moued and shoke, whan he was angrye. 2 Samuel 22:9 Smoke went vp in his wrath, and consumynge fyre out of hys mouth, coles were kendled therof. 2 Samuel 22:10 And he bowed heuen, and came downe, and there was darcknesse vnder his fete. 2 Samuel 22:11 And he satt vpon Cherub & dyd flye he was sene caryed vpon the wynges of the wynde. 2 Samuel 22:12 He made darcknesse a tabernacle rounde about hym, with waters geathered to geather in thycke cloudes. 2 Samuel 22:13 Thorowe the bryghtnesse of his presence were the fyre coles kyndled. 2 Samuel 22:14 God thundred from heuen, and he that is most hye, doth put out his voyce. 2 Samuel 22:15 He shotte arowes, and skatered them: he hurled lyghtenynge, and ouerthrewe them. 2 Samuel 22:16 The flowinges of the see appered, and the foundacyons of the worlde were sene, by the reason of the rebukinge of the Lorde, and thorowe the blastynge of the breeth of hys nostrelles. 2 Samuel 22:17 He shall sende from heauen, and fett me, he shall plucke me out of many waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He shall delyuer me from my myghtye aduersarye, and fro myne enemyes, for they are to stronge for me. 2 Samuel 22:19 When they had ouertaken me in the daye of my calamytye þe Lorde stayed me vp. 2 Samuel 22:20 For he brought me out into rowmth: he delyuered me, because he had a loue vnto me. 2 Samuel 22:21 The Lord will rewarde me accordinge to my ryghtwysnesse: accordynge to the purenesse of my handes will he recompense me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I haue kept the wayes of the Lorde, & done no wyckednesse agaynst my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 For all his lawes are in my syght, & his statutes wyll not I put awaye fro me. 2 Samuel 22:24 In his syght also haue I bene vndefyled, & haue kepte me fro myne awne iniquite. 2 Samuel 22:25 And the Lorde dyd to me agayne, accordynge to my ryghtwesnes, euen after my purenesse in his eyesyght. 2 Samuel 22:26 Wyth the godly thou shalt be godly, and wt the man that is vncorrupt, thou shalt be vncorrupt. 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure thou shalt be pure, & with the frowarde thou shalt be frowarde. 2 Samuel 22:28 And the pore people þt are in aduersyte, þu shalt helpe. And on þe proude shalt thou cast thine eyes. 2 Samuel 22:29 Thou art my light O Lorde: þe Lorde shall lyght my darknesse. 2 Samuel 22:30 For with thy helpe I will runne thorowe an Hoste of men, and in my God wyll I sprynge ouer a walle 2 Samuel 22:31 God is vncorrupt in his waye: the worde of the Lorde is tryed in the fyre: he is the defender of all them that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is a God, saue the Lorde? & who is myghtie, saue oure God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God strengtheth me with power, and ryddyth the waye in battell cleare before me. 2 Samuel 22:34 He maketh my fete lyke hartes fete, & setteth me fast vpon my hye holde. 2 Samuel 22:35 He teacheth my handes to fyght, þt euen a bowe of stele is to weake for myne armes. 2 Samuel 22:36 Thou hast geuen me the shild of thy saluacyon, and with thy louinge mekenesse thou dost multiplie me. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou shalt make me space to walke in, and my legges shall not fayle me. 2 Samuel 22:38 I wyll folowe vpon myne enemyes and destroye them, and turne not agayne vntyll I haue consumed them. 2 Samuel 22:39 I will waste them and smyte them, that they shall not be able to aryse: yee, they shall fall vnder my fete. 2 Samuel 22:40 Thou hast gyrded me about with myght to battell, and them that roase agaynst me, hast thou subdued vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:41 And thou madest myne enemyes (& them that hated me) to turne their backes to me, that I myght destroye them. 2 Samuel 22:42 They loke for helpe, but there is none to saue them: Yee, euen vnto the Lorde do they crye, but he heareth them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 I will beate them as smalle as the dust of the erth: I will stampe them as the dyrte of the strete, and will spreade them abroade. 2 Samuel 22:44 Thou shalt delyuer me from the dissencyon of my people: thou shalt kepe me to be an heed ouer nacyons: the people whych I knewe not, shall serue me. 2 Samuel 22:45 Straunge children dissemble with me. At the hearynge of the eare they obeye me. 2 Samuel 22:46 Straunge chyldren will shryncke awaye, and they shalbe smytten with feare in their preuye chamber. 2 Samuel 22:47 God is a lyue, and blessed be my maker: magnifyed be God, my most stronge saluacion. 2 Samuel 22:48 It is God that aduengeth me, and bryngeth downe the people vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:49 He delyuereth me fro myne enemyes, þu also shalt lyfte me vpon hye from them that ryse agaynst me, thou shalt delyuer me from the wicked men. 2 Samuel 22:50 And therfore I will prayse þe (O Lorde) amonge the nacyons, and wyll synge vnto thy name. 2 Samuel 22:51 Whych sheweth greate saluacyon for his kynge, and dealeth mercyfully with his anoynted: euen wyth Dauid, and wyth his sede for euermore.