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2 Samuel 22:31-51 (English Standard Version)

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31 This God--1his way is perfect; the 2word of the LORD proves true; he is 3a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 32 "For who is God, but the LORD? 4And who is a rock, except our God? 33 This God is my 5strong refuge and has made mya way blameless.b 34 6He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure 7on the heights. 35 8He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 36 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your gentleness made me great. 37 9You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feetc did not slip; 38 I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and did not turn back until they were consumed. 39 I consumed them; I thrust them through, so that they did not rise; they fell 10under my feet. 40 For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made 11those who rise against me sink under me. 41 You 12made my enemies turn their backs to me,d those who hated me, and I destroyed them. 42 They looked, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but 13he did not answer them. 43 I beat them fine 14as the dust of the earth; I crushed them and stamped them down 15like the mire of the streets. 44 "You delivered me from strife with my people;e you kept me as the head of 16the nations; 17people whom I had not known served me. 45 Foreigners came cringing to me; as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me. 46 Foreigners lost heart and came tremblingf18out of their fortresses. 47 "The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be 19my God, 20the rock of my salvation, 48 the God who gave me vengeance and 21brought down peoples under me, 49 who brought me out from my enemies; you exalted me above 22those who rose against me; you delivered me from 23men of violence. 50 24"For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations, and sing praises to your name. 51 25Great salvation he bringsg to his king, and shows steadfast love to 26his anointed, to David and his offspring 27forever."
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