2 Samuel 22:31-51 NIV

31 "As for God, his way is perfect;1 the word of the LORD is flawless.2 He is a shield3 for all who take refuge in him.

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32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock4 except our God?5

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33 It is God who arms me with strengtha and makes my way perfect.

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    • h 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;6 he enables me to stand on the heights.7

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      35 He trains my hands8 for battle; my arms can bend a bow9 of bronze.

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      36 You give me your shield10 of victory; you stoop down to make me great.

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      37 You broaden the path11 beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.

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      38 "I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
      39 I crushed12 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 made my adversaries bow at my feet.13

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      41 You made my enemies turn their backs14 in flight, and I destroyed my foes.

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      42 They cried for help,15 but there was no one to save them--16 to the LORD, but he did not answer.17

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      43 I beat them as fine as the dust18 of the earth; I pounded and trampled19 them like mud20 in the streets.

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      44 "You have delivered21 me from the attacks of my people; you have preserved22 me as the head of nations. People23 I did not know are subject to me,

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      45 and foreigners come cringing24 to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.25

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      46 They all lose heart; they come tremblingb26 from their strongholds.

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        • i 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! Exalted27 be God, the Rock, my Savior!28

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          48 He is the God who avenges29 me,30 who puts the nations under me,

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          49 who sets me free from my enemies.31 You exalted me32 above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.

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          50 Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises33 to your name.34

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          51 He gives his king great victories;35 he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,36 to David37 and his descendants forever."38

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