Bible: 2 Samuel 22:7-18

22:7 In my distress I called to the Lord;

I called to my God. 1 

From his heavenly temple 2  he heard my voice;

he listened to my cry for help. 3 

22:8 The earth heaved and shook; 4 

the foundations of the sky 5  trembled. 6 

They heaved because he was angry.

22:9 Smoke ascended from 7  his nose; 8 

fire devoured as it came from his mouth; 9 

he hurled down fiery coals. 10 

22:10 He made the sky sink 11  as he descended;

a thick cloud was under his feet.

22:11 He mounted 12  a winged angel 13  and flew;

he glided 14  on the wings of the wind. 15 

22:12 He shrouded himself in darkness, 16 

in thick rain clouds. 17 

22:13 From the brightness in front of him

came coals of fire. 18 

22:14 The Lord thundered 19  from the sky;

the sovereign One 20  shouted loudly. 21 

22:15 He shot 22  arrows and scattered them, 23 

lightning and routed them. 24 

22:16 The depths 25  of the sea were exposed;

the inner regions 26  of the world were uncovered

by the Lord’s battle cry, 27 

by the powerful breath from his nose. 28 

22:17 He reached down from above and grabbed me; 29 

he pulled me from the surging water. 30 

22:18 He rescued me from my strong enemy, 31 

from those who hate me,

for they were too strong for me.

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