Bible: 2 Samuel 22
David Sings to the Lord
my shield, the horn that saves me, 10 my stronghold,
my refuge, my savior. You save me from violence! 11
and I was delivered from my enemies.
22:5 The waves of death engulfed me;
the snares of death trapped me. 19
22:7 In my distress I called to the
I called to my God. 20
From his heavenly temple 21 he heard my voice;
he listened to my cry for help. 22
22:8 The earth heaved and shook; 23
They heaved because he was angry.
fire devoured as it came from his mouth; 28
he hurled down fiery coals. 29
22:10 He made the sky sink 30 as he descended;
a thick cloud was under his feet.
22:12 He shrouded himself in darkness, 35
in thick rain clouds. 36
22:13 From the brightness in front of him
came coals of fire. 37
lightning and routed them. 43
22:16 The depths 44 of the sea were exposed;
the inner regions 45 of the world were uncovered
by the powerful breath from his nose. 47
22:17 He reached down from above and grabbed me; 48
he pulled me from the surging water. 49
22:18 He rescued me from my strong enemy, 50
from those who hate me,
for they were too strong for me.
22:19 They confronted 51 me in my day of calamity,
22:20 He brought me out into a wide open place;
he delivered me because he was pleased with me. 53
22:22 For I have obeyed the
I have not rebelled against my God. 59
22:23 For I am aware of all his regulations, 60
and I do not reject his rules. 61
22:24 I was blameless before him;
I kept myself from sinning. 62
he took notice of my blameless behavior. 64
22:27 You prove to be reliable 69 to one who is blameless,
22:28 You deliver oppressed 72 people,
but you watch the proud and bring them down. 73
22:31 The one true God acts in a faithful manner; 84
he is a shield to all who take shelter in him.
22:32 Indeed, 86 who is God besides the
22:34 He gives me the agility of a deer; 93
he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain. 94
my arms can bend even the strongest bow. 97
your willingness to help enables me to prevail. 100
22:37 You widen my path; 101
my feet 102 do not slip.
22:38 I chase my enemies and destroy them;
I do not turn back until I wipe them out.
22:39 I wipe them out and beat them to death;
they cannot get up;
they fall at my feet.
22:40 You give me strength for battle; 103
you make my foes kneel before me. 104
22:41 You make my enemies retreat; 105
I destroy those who hate me.
they cry out to the
22:43 I grind them as fine as the dust of the ground;
I crush them and stomp on them like clay 109 in the streets.
22:44 You rescue me from a hostile army; 110
you preserve me as a leader of nations;
people over whom I had no authority are now my subjects. 111
22:45 Foreigners are powerless before me; 112
when they hear of my exploits, they submit to me. 113
22:46 Foreigners lose their courage; 114
22:48 The one true God completely vindicates me; 123
he makes nations submit to me. 124
22:49 He delivers me from my enemies; 125
you rescue me from violent men.
22:50 So I will give you thanks, O
I will sing praises to you. 129
22:51 He gives his chosen king magnificent victories; 130
he is faithful to his chosen ruler, 131
to David and to his descendants forever!”