2 SAMUEL 21:15 – 22:21
21:15 And again the Philistines were at war with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought with the Philistines. And David became faint.
21:16 And Ishbi-benob, who was one of the children of the giant and whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, was girded with new weapons; and he intended to slay David.
21:17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him and struck down the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, You shall not go forth with us again into battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.
21:18 Then after this there was war again with the Philistines at Gob; and Sibbecai the Hushathite slew Saph, who was one of the children of the giant.
21:19 And there was war with the Philistines, again at Gob; and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, slew Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
21:20 And again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also had been born to the giant.
21:21 And he defied Israel; and Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, slew him.
21:22 These four had been born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hands of his servants.
22:1 And David spoke the words of this song to Jehovah on the day when Jehovah delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
22:2 And he said: Jehovah is my crag and my fortress and my Deliverer;
22:3 My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; / My shield and the horn of my salvation, my high retreat and my refuge; / My Savior, You save me from violence.
22:4 I called upon Jehovah, who is worthy of praise, / And from my enemies I was saved.
22:5 For the waves of death encompassed me; / The torrents of destruction assailed me.
22:6 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; / The snares of death confronted me.
22:7 In my distress I called upon Jehovah / And called to my God. / And He heard my voice from His temple, / And my cry came to His ears.
22:8 Then the earth shook and quaked, / And the foundations of the heavens trembled and shook about, / For He was furious.
22:9 Smoke went up from His nostrils, / And fire from His mouth devoured; / Coals blazed forth from Him.
22:10 He bowed the heavens down and descended, / And deep darkness was under His feet.
22:11 He rode upon a cherub and did fly; / He was seen upon the wings of the wind.
22:12 And He made darkness pavilions around Him: / Dark waterclouds, thick clouds of the skies.
22:13 Out of the brightness before Him / Fiery coals were kindled.
22:14 Jehovah thundered from heaven, / And the Most High uttered His voice.
22:15 And He sent forth arrows and scattered my enemies; / Lightning bolts, and discomfited them.
22:16 The channels of the sea were seen, / The foundations of the habitable land were laid bare, / By the rebuke of Jehovah, / At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
22:17 He reached forth from on high; He took me; / He drew me out of great waters.
22:18 He delivered me from my strong enemy / And from those who hate me, for they were too mighty for me.
22:19 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, / But Jehovah became my support.
22:20 He brought me forth to a place broad and free; / He rescued me, for He took delight in me.
22:21 Jehovah has recompensed me according to my righteousness; / According to the cleanness of my hands He has repaid me.