2 Samuel 22:31-51 NIV

31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

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32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

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33 It is God who arms me with strengthaand keeps my way secure.

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    • © 22:33 - Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:32); Masoretic Text "who is my strong refuge"
      34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

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      35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

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      36 You make your saving help my shield; your help has madeb me great.

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        • ª 22:36 - Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text "shield;" / "you stoop down to make"
          37 You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

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          38 “I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
          39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.

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          40 You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

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          41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.

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          42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— to the LORD, but he did not answer.

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          43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.

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          44 “You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,

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          45 foreigners cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.

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          46 They all lose heart; they come tremblingc from their strongholds.

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            • « 22:46 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Psalm 18:45); Masoretic Text "they arm themselves"
              47 “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!

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              48 He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,

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              49 who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

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              50 Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.

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              51 “He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”

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