Samuel 2

Samuel 2


022:001 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:
022:002 And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
022:003 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.
022:004 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
022:005 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
022:006 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
022:007 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.
022:008 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.
022:009 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
022:010 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
022:011 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
022:012 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
022:013 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.
022:014 The Lord thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
022:015 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
022:016 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.
022:017 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;
022:018 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
022:019 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.
022:020 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
022:021 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
022:022 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
022:023 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
022:024 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
022:025 Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
022:026 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
022:027 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
022:028 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
022:029 For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.
022:030 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
022:031 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.
022:032 For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?
022:033 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
022:034 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places.
022:035 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
022:036 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.
022:037 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
022:038 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
022:039 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.
022:040 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.
022:041 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.
022:042 They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
022:043 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.
022:044 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.
022:045 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
022:046 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
022:047 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
022:048 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me.
022:049 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.
022:050 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
022:051 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.