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 songe vnto the Lord, what tyme the Lorde delyuered hym out of the handes of al his enemies, & out of þe handes of Saul. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he sayde: the Lord is my rocke, my castel and my delyuerer. 2 Samuel 22:3 God is my strength & in him will I truste: my shylde & the horne that defendth me: mine hye holde and refuge: O my sauer, saue me from wronge. 2 Samuel 22:4 I wil prayse and calle on the Lorde, and so shalbe saued from myne enemies. 2 Samuel 22:5 For the waues of death haue closed me aboute, and the flodes of Belial haue feared me. 2 Samuel 22:6 The cordes of hel haue compased me about, and the snares of death haue ouertake me. 2 Samuel 22:7 In my trybulacyon I called to the Lorde, and cryed to my God. And he hearde my voyce out of his temple, and my crye entered into hys eares. 2 Samuel 22:8 And the earth trimbled and quoke, and the foundacions of heauen moued and shoke, because he was angry. 2 Samuel 22:9 Smoke went vp out of his nostrelles, and consuminge fyre out of hys mouth, that coles were kendled of him. 2 Samuel 22:10 And he bowed heuen and came doune, and darcknesse vnder nethe hys fete. 2 Samuel 22:11 And he rode vpon Cherub and flew: and appered vpon the wynges of the winde. 2 Samuel 22:12 And he made darkenesse a tabernacle round about him, with water gathered together in thycke cloudes. 2 Samuel 22:13 Of the brightnesse, that was before him, coles were set on fyre. 2 Samuel 22:14 The Lorde thundred from heauen, and the most hye put out his voyce. 2 Samuel 22:15 And he shotte arowes and skatered them, and hurled lyghtenynge and turmoyled them. 2 Samuel 22:16 And the bottome of the sea appeared, and the foundacyons of the worlde were sene, by the reason of the rebukinge of the Lord, and thorow the blasting of the breath of his nostrelles. 2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from an hye & fet me, and plucked me out of mightye waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He delyuered me from my mighty enemy & from them that hated me and were to strong for me. 2 Samuel 22:19 When they had compased me in the daye of my trybulacion, the Lorde stayed me vp. 2 Samuel 22:20 And he brought me out into roumeth, and delyuered me, because he delyted me. 2 Samuel 22:21 The Lorde rewarded me accordyng to my ryghteousnesse, & accordinge to the purenesse of my handes he dealt with me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I kept the wayes of the lorde, and dyd no wyckednesse forsakynge my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 But I had all hys lawes in my syght, and turned my face from none of hys ordinaunces. 2 Samuel 22:24 But was pure vnto him ward, & kept my self from wyckednesse. 2 Samuel 22:25 And the Lorde dyd to me agayne, accordynge to my ryghteousnes, and after my purenesse that I had in hys sight. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the holy thou shalt be holy, and with the man that is vncorrupt, thou shalte be vncorrupt. 2 Samuel 22:27 Wyth the pure thou shalte be pure, and wyth the froward thou shalt be froward also. 2 Samuel 22:28 And the people that are in aduersite, thou shalt helpe. And on the proude shalt thou cast thyne eyes. 2 Samuel 22:29 Thou art my light O Lorde, and the Lorde shall light my darcknesse. 2 Samuel 22:30 Wyth thy helpe I wyll runne thorow an Hoste of men, and by the ayde of my God will springe ouer a walle. 2 Samuel 22:31 The waye of God is vndefyled, and the worde of the Lorde fyned as golde, and he a shylde to all that trust in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 Who is a God saue the Lorde, and who mightye saue our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God is my strength in warre, and ryddith the waye cleare before me, 2 Samuel 22:34 & maketh my fete as swyfte as an hinde and setteth me fast vpon my hye holde. 2 Samuel 22:35 And teacheth my handes to fyght, that a bowe of brasse is to weake for myne armes. 2 Samuel 22:36 And thou hast saued me with thy shylde, and kepest me euer in meakenes. 2 Samuel 22:37 And thou madest me space to walke in, þt my fete should not stomble. 2 Samuel 22:38 I folowed myne enemyes and destroyed them, and turned not agayne vntil I had consumed them. 2 Samuel 22:39 I wasted them and so clouted them, that they coulde not aryse: but fell vnder my fete. 2 Samuel 22:40 And thou compasedest me about wt might to battel, & madest them that rose agaynste me to stoupe vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:41 And thou madest myne enemyes to turne their backes to me, and them that hated me, & I destroyed them. 2 Samuel 22:42 They loked for helpe: But none came to saue them: vnto the Lorde they cryed, but he hearde them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 And I wyl beate them as smalle as the duste of the earth, and wil stampe them as the dyrte of the strete, and wil spreade them abroade. 2 Samuel 22:44 And thou delyueredst me from the dissencyon of my people, & kepest me to be an heade ouer nacyons, for the people whiche I knew not, became my seruauntes. 2 Samuel 22:45 And the alyentes crouched vnto me, and obeyed me at a worde. 2 Samuel 22:46 And the alyentes that shryncke away shal tremble for feare in their defenced places. 2 Samuel 22:47 The Lorde lyue, and blessed be he that is my strength, and exalted be God the strength that saueth me. 2 Samuel 22:48 It is God that aduengeth me, and bryngeth doune the people vnder me. 2 Samuel 22:49 And delyuereth me from myne enemies, thou lyftest me vp on hye from them that ryse against me, & delyuerest me from þe wycked men. 2 Samuel 22:50 And therfore I wyll prayse the O Lorde amonge the Hethen, and wyll synge vnto thy name. 2 Samuel 22:51 For thy great & manyfolde sauing of thy kyng, & shewynge mercy vnto thyne anointed, euen to Dauid, & his seede for euer.