2 Samuel 22



The Victory Song Of David

1 And David spoke the words of this song to the LORD in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

1 David composed the words of this song to the LORD the very day the LORD delivered him from the domination of all of his enemies, including from Saul's hands.

1 David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hands of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

2 He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

2 This is what he said: LORD, you are my stone stronghold and my fortified place; you are continuously delivering me.

2 He said: The Lord is my Rock [of escape from Saul] and my Fortress [in the wilderness] and my Deliverer;

3 My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.

3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

3 He is my God, my strong stone in him I will find my refuge my shield, the strength of my salvation, my high tower, my way of escape, and the one who is saving me. You will save me from violence.

3 My God, my Rock, in Him will I take refuge; my Shield and the Horn of my salvation; my Stronghold and my Refuge, my Savior -- "You save me from violence.

4 "I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.

4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4 As I am praising him, I will call out to the LORD, and I will be saved from my enemies.

4 I call on the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

5 "For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

5 Because deadly breakers engulfed me, while torrents of abuse from the ungodly overwhelmed me.

5 For the waves of death enveloped me; the torrents of destruction made me afraid.

6 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.

6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

6 Binding ropes from Sheol entangled me while lethal snares hindered me.

6 The cords of Sheol were entangling me; I encountered the snares of death.

7 "In my distress I called upon the LORD, Yes, I cried to my God; And from His temple He heard my voice, And my cry for help came into His ears.

7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

7 I cried out to the LORD in the middle of my troubles; I cried out to my God. He listened to my voice from his sanctuary, and my call for help was heard.

7 In my distress I called upon the Lord; I cried to my God, and He heard my voice from His temple; my cry came into His ears.

8 "Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry.

8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.

8 Just then the earth shook and trembled! The foundations of heaven reeled and quaked because the LORD was angry.

8 Then the earth reeled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens trembled and shook because He was angry.

9 "Smoke went up out of His nostrils, Fire from His mouth devoured; Coals were kindled by it.

9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

9 Smoke poured out of his nostrils, and fire from his mouth kindling coals to flame by it.

9 Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; coals were kindled by it.

10 "He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.

10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.

10 He deformed heaven itself as he descended. Thick darkness enveloped his feet.

10 He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under His feet.

11 "And He rode on a cherub and flew; And He appeared on the wings of the wind.

11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

11 He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind!

11 He rode on a cherub and flew; He was seen upon the wings of the wind.

12 "And He made darkness canopies around Him, A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.

12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

12 The darkness around him was his canopies amassed water was his overhanging clouds!

12 He made darkness His canopy around Him, gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

13 "From the brightness before Him Coals of fire were kindled.

13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

13 From the shining light that was his presence coals of fire blazed into flame!

13 Out of the brightness before Him coals of fire flamed forth.

14 "The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice.

14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

14 The LORD roared from heaven! The Most High let his voice be heard!

14 The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice.

15 "And He sent out arrows, and scattered them, Lightning, and routed them.

15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

15 He launched his arrows and scattered them his lightning routed them.

15 He sent out arrows and scattered them; lightning confused and troubled them.

16 "Then the channels of the sea appeared, The foundations of the world were laid bare By the rebuke of the LORD, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

16 The currents of the sea were revealed and the foundations of the world were exposed at the rebuke of the LORD and at the blazing breath from his nostrils!

16 The channels of the sea were visible, the foundations of the world were uncovered at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

17 "He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;

17 He sent for me from on high! He grabbed hold of me, drawing me out of deep water.

17 He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of great waters.

18 "He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.

18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18 He rescued me from my strong enemy from those who hate me continually, since they were stronger than I.

18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

19 "They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support.

19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

19 They confronted me when I was in trouble, but the LORD remained my support!

19 They came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay.

20 "He also brought me forth into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20 He brought me to a wide open area, rescuing me because he was pleased with me!

20 He brought me forth into a large place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

21 "The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21 The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness, rewarding me according to the degree of my innocence,

21 The Lord rewarded me according to my uprightness with Him; He compensated and benefited me according to the cleanness of my hands.

22 "For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not acted wickedly against my God.

22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 because I have kept the LORD's way I haven't willfully abandoned my God

22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

23 "For all His ordinances were before me, And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.

23 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.

23 and because all of his decrees remain in my thoughts, I have not turned aside from his statutes,

23 For all His ordinances were before me; and from His statutes I did not turn aside.

24 "I was also blameless toward Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.

24 I have been innocent before him, and I've kept myself from incurring guilt.

24 I was also blameless before Him and kept myself from guilt and iniquity.

25 "Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.

25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.

25 The Lord has repaid me according to my righteousness, that is, according to my clean standing as he looks at me.

25 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His [holy] sight.

26 "With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;

26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.

26 In the company of the gracious you demonstrate your gracious love. In the company of the blamelessly valiant you demonstrate your blamelessness.

26 Toward the loving and loyal You will show Yourself loving and loyal, and with the upright and blameless You will show Yourself upright and blameless.

27 With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the perverted You show Yourself astute.

27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

27 In the company of the pure you demonstrate your purity. In the company of the perverted you will appear to be perverse.

27 To the pure You will show Yourself pure, and to the willful You will show Yourself willful.

28 "And You save an afflicted people; But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase.

28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

28 You save the nation who is humble but your eyes watch the proud, to bring them down.

28 And the afflicted people You will deliver, but Your eyes are upon the haughty, whom You will bring down.

29 "For You are my lamp, O LORD; And the LORD illumines my darkness.

29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

29 For you are my lamp, LORD, the LORD who illuminates my darkness.

29 For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens my darkness.

30 "For by You I can run upon a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall.

30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 By you I devastate armies, by my God I scale walls.

30 For by You I run through a troop; by my God I leap over a wall.

31 "As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

31 This God! His way is perfect! What the LORD declares proves true. He shields everyone who flees for protection to him!

31 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a Shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him.

32 "For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God?

32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?

32 For who is God apart from the LORD? And who is a Rock, apart from our God?

32 For who is God but the Lord? And who is a Rock except our God?

33 "God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way.

33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

33 This God is my strong place of valor! He has made my life blameless.

33 God is my strong Fortress; He guides the blameless in His way and sets him free.

34 "He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places.

34 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.

34 He has made my feet like those of a deer, setting me secure on his high places!

34 He makes my feet like the hinds' [firm and able]; He sets me secure and confident upon the heights.

35 "He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 He has trained my hands for battle readiness I can bend a bow made out of bronze.

35 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

36 "You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your help makes me great.

36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 He has equipped me with the shield that is your salvation, Your gentleness has made me great.

36 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your condescension and gentleness have made me great.

37 "You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.

37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.

37 You've made room beneath me for my footsteps, and my feet didn't slip.

37 You have enlarged my steps under me, so that my feet have not slipped.

38 "I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed.

38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.

38 I pursued my enemies and conquered them; I didn't return until they were consumed.

38 I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; and I did not turn back until they were consumed.

39 "And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; And they fell under my feet.

39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.

39 I devoured them, striking them down until they could not get up again. They fell beneath my feet.

39 I consumed them and thrust them through, so that they did not arise; they fell at my feet.

40 "For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

40 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.

40 You strengthened me with valor sufficient for the battle; you made those who rebelled against me fall beneath me.

40 For You girded me with strength for the battle; those who rose up against me You subdued under me.

41 "You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, And I destroyed those who hated me.

41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

41 You made my enemies turn and run that is, those who hate me and I destroyed them!

41 You have made my enemies turn their backs to me, that I might cut off those who hate me.

42 "They looked, but there was none to save; Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

42 They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

42 They looked around, but there was no one to save them they looked to the LORD, but he paid no attention!

42 They looked, but there was none to save -- "even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.

43 "Then I pulverized them as the dust of the earth; I crushed and stamped them as the mire of the streets.

43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.

43 I pulverized them to powder, like the dust of the earth; I crushed them, stomping on them like mud on a street.

43 Then I beat them small as the dust of the earth; I crushed them as the mire of the street and scattered them abroad.

44 "You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.

44 You delivered me from civil war among my own people. You preserved me as head of the nations. People whom I had never known served me!

44 You also have delivered me from strife with my people; You kept me as the head of the nations. People whom I had not known served me.

45 "Foreigners pretend obedience to me; As soon as they hear, they obey me.

45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

45 Foreigners came cringing to me; they obeyed as soon as they heard me.

45 Foreigners yielded feigned obedience to me; as soon as they heard of me, they became obedient to me.

46 "Foreigners lose heart, And come trembling out of their fortresses.

46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

46 Foreigners lost their courage, coming trembling from their strongholds.

46 Foreigners faded away; they came limping and trembling from their strongholds.

47 "The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,

47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

47 The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock, and may my God be exalted, the Rock who is my salvation!

47 The Lord lives; blessed be my Rock, and exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation.

48 The God who executes vengeance for me, And brings down peoples under me,

48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me,

48 The God who keeps on avenging me, subjugating people beneath me,

48 It is God Who executes vengeance for me and Who brought down [and disciplined] the peoples under me,

49 Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.

49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 delivering me from my enemies. You exalted me above those who rebelled against me, delivering me from violent men.

49 Who brought me out from my enemies. You also lifted me up above those who rose up against me; You delivered me from the violent man.

50 "Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations, And I will sing praises to Your name.

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

50 Because of all of this I will praise you among the nations, LORD, and I will sing praises to your name!

50 For this I will give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.

51 "He is a tower of deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever."

51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

51 Great is the salvation he brings to his king, showing gracious love to his anointed, to David and to his offspring forever.

51 He is a Tower of salvation and great deliverance to His king, and shows loving-kindness to His anointed, to David and his offspring forever.



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