1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
2 Samuel 22
A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.
22:3 God, my rock, in him will I take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge; My saviour, thou savest me from violence.
22:5 For the waves of death compassed me; The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:
22:6 The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me.
22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled, The foundations of heaven quaked And were shaken, because he was wroth.
22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it.
22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his feet.
22:11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, Gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
22:13 At the brightness before him Coals of fire were kindled.
22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; Lightning, and discomfited them.
22:17 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters;
22:18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, From them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
22:23 For all his ordinances were before me; And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
22:24 I was also perfect toward him; And I kept myself from mine iniquity.
22:26 With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;
22:27 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save; But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
22:30 For by thee I run upon a troop; By my God do I leap over a wall.
22:33 God is my strong fortress; And he guideth the perfect in his way.
22:34 He maketh his feet like hinds' [feet], And setteth me upon my high places.
22:35 He teacheth my hands to war, So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.
22:36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy gentleness hath made me great.
22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; And my feet have not slipped.
22:38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; Neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
22:39 And I have consumed them, and smitten them through, so that they cannot arise: Yea, they are fallen under my feet.
22:40 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle; Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
22:41 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me.
22:43 Then did I beat them small as the dust of the earth, I did crush them as the mire of the streets, and did spread them abroad.
22:44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people; Thou hast kept me to be the head of the nations: A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
22:45 The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me: As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me.
22:46 The foreigners shall fade away, And shall come trembling out of their close places.
22:48 Even the God that executeth vengeance for me, And that bringeth down peoples under me,
22:49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man.
22:51 Great deliverance giveth he to his king, And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed, To David and to his seed, for evermore.
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