2 Samuel 22
A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.
2 Samuel 22:1 And David spake unto Yahweh, the words of this song, in the day when Yahweh had rescued him, out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul; 2 Samuel 22:2 and he said,Yahweh, was my mountain crag and my stronghold, and my deliverermine; 2 Samuel 22:3 My God, was my rock, I sought refuge in him,My shield, and my horn of salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, My Saviour! from violence, thou didst save me. 2 Samuel 22:4 As one worthy to be praised, called I on Yahweh,And, from my foes, was I saved. 2 Samuel 22:5 When the breakers of death had encompassed me,the torrents of perdition, made me afraid, 2 Samuel 22:6 the meshes of hades, had surrounded me,the snares of death had confronted me, 2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress, called I on Yahweh, Yea, unto my God, did I call,and he hearkened, out of his temple, unto my voice, and, my cry for help, was in his ears! 2 Samuel 22:8 Then did the earth shake and quake, the foundations of the heavens, were deeply moved,yea they did shake, because he was angry, 2 Samuel 22:9 There went up a smoke in his nostrils, and, a fire out of his mouth, devoured,live coals, were kindled from it: 2 Samuel 22:10 Then he stretched out the heavens, and came down,and, thick gloom, was under his feet; 2 Samuel 22:11 Then he rode on a cherub, and flew,and was seen on the wings of the wind; 2 Samuel 22:12 And made of the darkness around him, pavilions,gathering of waters, clouds of vapours. 2 Samuel 22:13 Out of the brightness before him, were kindled live coals of fire; 2 Samuel 22:14 Thunder from the heavens, did Yahweh give forth,yea, the Highest, uttered his voice; 2 Samuel 22:15 And he sent forth arrows, and scattered them,lightning, and confused them; 2 Samuel 22:16 Then appeared the channels of the sea, were uncovered the foundations of the world,at the rebuke of Yahweh, the blast of the breath of his nostrils; 2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from on high, he took me,he drew me out of many waters; 2 Samuel 22:18 He rescued me from my foe, in his might,from them who hated me, because they were too strong for me: 2 Samuel 22:19 They confronted me, in the day of my necessity,then became Yahweh my stay: 2 Samuel 22:20 And brought out, into a large place, even me,he delivered me, because he delighted in me: 2 Samuel 22:21 Yahweh rewarded me, according to my righteousnessaccording to the cleanness of my hands, he repaid me: 2 Samuel 22:22 For I had kept the ways of Yahweh,and not broken away from my God; 2 Samuel 22:23 For, all his regulations, were before me,and, as for his statutes, I turned not from them. 2 Samuel 22:24 So became I blameless towards him,and kept myself from mine iniquity: 2 Samuel 22:25 Yahweh therefore repaid me, according to my righteousness,according to my pureness before his eyes. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the loving, thou didst show thyself loving,with the blameless hero, thou didst show thyself blameless; 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure, thou didst show thyself pure,but, with the perverse, thou didst shew thyself ready to contend: 2 Samuel 22:28 And, a patient people, thou didst save,but, thine eyes, were on the loftythou layedst them low; 2 Samuel 22:29 For, thou, wast my lamp, O Yahweh,and, Yahweh, enlightened my darkness; 2 Samuel 22:30 For, by thee, I ran through a troop,by my God, I leapt over a wall. 2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, blameless is his way,the speech of Yahweh, hath been proved, a shield, he is to all who seek refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is a GOD, save Yahweh? and who a Rock, save our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 GOD, is my fortress of strength,and shewed to the blameless his way; 2 Samuel 22:34 Planting my feet like the hinds',yea, on my high places, he caused me to stand; 2 Samuel 22:35 Teaching my hands, to war,so that a bow of bronze was bent by mine arms; 2 Samuel 22:36 Thus didst thou grant me, as a shield, thy salvation,and, thy condescension, made me great. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou didst widen my stepping-places, under me,so that mine ankles faltered not: 2 Samuel 22:38 I pursued my foes, and destroyed them,and returned not, till they were consumed; 2 Samuel 22:39 So I consumed them, and crushed them, and they rose not again,thus fell they under my feet: 2 Samuel 22:40 Thus didst thou gird me with strength, for the battle,thou subduedst mine assailants under me: 2 Samuel 22:41 And, as for my foes, thou didst give me their neck,yea, them who hated me, that I might destroy them: 2 Samuel 22:42 They cried out, but there was none to save,unto Yahweh, but he answered them not. 2 Samuel 22:43 Then did I beat them in pieces, like the dust of the earth,like the clay of the lanes, did I crush them, stamp them down. 2 Samuel 22:44 Thus didst thou rescue me from the contentions of my people, didst keep me to be the head of nations:a people whom I had not known, served me; 2 Samuel 22:45 The sons of the foreigner, came cringing unto me,at the hearing of the ear, they submitted to me, 2 Samuel 22:46 The sons of the foreigner, were disheartened, and came quaking, out of their fortresses. 2 Samuel 22:47 Yahweh liveth, and blessed be my rock,and exalted be the God (of the rock) of my salvation: 2 Samuel 22:48 The GOD who hath avenged me, and brought down peoples under me; 2 Samuel 22:49 And brought me forth from among my foes,yea, from mine assailants, hast thou set me on high, from the man of violence, hast thou delivered me. 2 Samuel 22:50 For this cause, will I praise thee, O Yahweh, among the nations,and, to thy name, will I touch the strings: 2 Samuel 22:51 Who hath made great the victories of his King,and shown lovingkindness to his Anointed One, to David and to his Seed, unto times age-abiding.