Young's Literal Translation

2 Samuel 22

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

2 Samuel 22:1 And David speaketh to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah hath delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul, 2 Samuel 22:2 and he saith: 'Jehovah [is] my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me, 2 Samuel 22:3 My God [is] my rock—I take refuge in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge! My Saviour, from violence Thou savest me! 2 Samuel 22:4 The Praised One, I call Jehovah: And from mine enemies I am saved. 2 Samuel 22:5 When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me, 2 Samuel 22:6 The cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been the snares of death. 2 Samuel 22:7 In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I call, And He heareth from His temple my voice, And my cry [is] in His ears, 2 Samuel 22:8 And shake and tremble doth the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He hath wrath! 2 Samuel 22:9 Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils. And fire from His mouth devoureth, Brands have been kindled by it. 2 Samuel 22:10 And He inclineth heaven, and cometh down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet. 2 Samuel 22:11 And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And is seen on the wings of the wind. 2 Samuel 22:12 And He setteth darkness Round about Him—tabernacles, Darkness of waters—thick clouds of the skies. 2 Samuel 22:13 From the brightness before Him Were brands of fire kindled! 2 Samuel 22:14 Thunder from the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice. 2 Samuel 22:15 And He sendeth forth arrows, And scattereth them; Lightning, and troubleth them; 2 Samuel 22:16 And seen are the streams of the sea, Revealed are foundations of the world, By the rebuke of Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of His anger. 2 Samuel 22:17 He sendeth from above—He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters. 2 Samuel 22:18 He delivereth me from my strong enemy, From those hating me, For they were stronger than I. 2 Samuel 22:19 They are before me in a day of my calamity, And Jehovah is my support, 2 Samuel 22:20 And He bringeth me out to a large place, He draweth me out for He delighted in me. 2 Samuel 22:21 Jehovah recompenseth me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me. 2 Samuel 22:22 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God. 2 Samuel 22:23 For all His judgments [are] before me, As to His statutes, I turn not from them. 2 Samuel 22:24 And I am perfect before Him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity. 2 Samuel 22:25 And Jehovah returneth to me, According to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes. 2 Samuel 22:26 With the kind Thou shewest Thyself kind, With the perfect man Thou shewest Thyself perfect, 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure Thou shewest Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler. 2 Samuel 22:28 And the poor people Thou dost save, And Thine eyes on the high causest to fall. 2 Samuel 22:29 For Thou [art] my lamp, O Jehovah, And Jehovah doth lighten my darkness. 2 Samuel 22:30 For by Thee I run—a troop, By my God I leap a wall. 2 Samuel 22:31 God! Perfect [is] His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield He [is] to all those trusting in Him. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God save Jehovah? And who a Rock save our God? 2 Samuel 22:33 God—my bulwark, [my] strength, And He maketh perfect my way; 2 Samuel 22:34 Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand, 2 Samuel 22:35 Teaching my hands for battle, And brought down was a bow of brass by mine arms, 2 Samuel 22:36 And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy lowliness maketh me great. 2 Samuel 22:37 Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden. 2 Samuel 22:38 I pursue mine enemies and destroy them, And I turn not till they are consumed. 2 Samuel 22:39 And I consume them, and smite them, And they rise not, and fall under my feet. 2 Samuel 22:40 And Thou girdest me [with] strength for battle, Thou causest my withstanders to bow under me. 2 Samuel 22:41 And mine enemies—Thou givest to me the neck, Those hating me—and I cut them off. 2 Samuel 22:42 They look, and there is no saviour; Unto Jehovah, and He hath not answered them. 2 Samuel 22:43 And I beat them as dust of the earth, As mire of the streets I beat them small—I spread them out! 2 Samuel 22:44 And—Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of my people, Thou placest me for a head of nations; A people I have not known do serve me. 2 Samuel 22:45 Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me. 2 Samuel 22:46 Sons of a stranger fade away, And gird themselves by their close places. 2 Samuel 22:47 Jehovah liveth, and blessed [is] my Rock, And exalted is my God—The Rock of my salvation. 2 Samuel 22:48 God—who is giving vengeance to me, And bringing down peoples under me, 2 Samuel 22:49 And bringing me forth from mine enemies, Yea, above my withstanders Thou raisest me up. From a man of violence Thou deliverest me. 2 Samuel 22:50 Therefore I confess Thee, O Jehovah, among nations. And to Thy name I sing praise. 2 Samuel 22:51 Magnifying the salvations of His king, And doing loving-kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed—unto the age!'

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