Samuel-2
Chapter 22





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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:

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful, [and] with the upright man thou wilt show thyself upright.

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

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

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

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

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[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.

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

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God [is] my strength [and] power: And he maketh my way perfect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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