2 SAMUEL 22::22 – 23:1
22:22 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah / And have not acted wickedly by turning away from my God.
22:23 For all His judgments were before me, / And as for His statutes, I did not turn away from them.
22:24 I was perfect toward Him, / And I kept myself from my iniquity.
22:25 Therefore Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, / According to my cleanness in His sight.
22:26 With the faithful You show Yourself faithful, / With the perfect man You show Yourself perfect,
22:27 With the pure You show Yourself pure, / And with the perverse You show Yourself contrary.
22:28 And You save the afflicted people, / But Your eyes are upon the haughty that You may bring them down;
22:29 For You are my lamp, O Jehovah. / And Jehovah lights up my darkness;
22:30 For by You I can run up against a troop; / By my God I can leap over a wall.
22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; / The word of Jehovah is tried. / He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
22:32 For who is God other than Jehovah, / And who is a rock except our God?
22:33 God is my strong fortress, / And He makes my way perfect;
22:34 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet / And sets me on my high places;
22:35 He teaches my hands to wage war / So that my arms may bend a bronze bow.
22:36 And You have given me the shield of Your salvation, / And Your condescending gentleness has made me great.
22:37 You have broadened the places of my steps under me, / And my feet have not slipped.
22:38 I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, / And I did not turn back until they were consumed.
22:39 And I devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise up; / Indeed, they have fallen under my feet.
22:40 And You girded me with strength for war; / You brought down under me those who rose up against me.
22:41 You also made my enemies turn their back to me, / And I annihilated those who hated me.
22:42 They looked, but there was no one to save them; / They looked to Jehovah, but He did not answer them.
22:43 Then I beat them like the dust of the earth; / I pounded them, I stamped them, like the mud of the streets.
22:44 And You rescued me from the strivings of my people; / You have kept me as the head of the nations; / A people whom I have not known serves me.
22:45 Foreigners come cringing to me; / At the mere hearing of a report, they obey me;
22:46 Foreigners are discouraged / And come quaking out of their fortresses.
22:47 Jehovah lives; and blessed be my rock, / And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
22:48 The God who executes vengeance for me / And brings down peoples under me,
22:49 And who brings me forth from my enemies. / Yes, You exalted me above those who rise up against me; / From the violent man You delivered me.
22:50 Therefore I give thanks to You among the nations, O Jehovah; / And I sing psalms to Your name.
22:51 It is He who magnifies salvation to His king / And executes lovingkindness to His anointed, / To David and to his seed forever.
23:1 Now these are the last words of David:
The declaration of David the son of Jesse, / And the declaration of the man who has been raised up on high, / The anointed of the God of Jacob, / The one lovely in the psalms of Israel.
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