2 Samuel 22:31-51 CSB

31 God-His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is pure.a He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

References for 2 Samuel 22:31

      32 For who is God besides the Lord? And who is a rock? Only our God.
      33 God is my strong refuge;b He makes my way perfect.c

      References for 2 Samuel 22:33

        • u 22:33 - DSS, some LXX mss, Syr, Vg read God clothes me with strength; Ps 18:32
        • v 22:33 - Some LXX mss, Syr; MT reads He sets free the blameless His way; Hb obscure
          34 He makes my feet like [the feet of] a deer and sets me securely on thed heights.e

          References for 2 Samuel 22:34

            • w 22:34 - LXX; some Hb mss read my; other Hb mss read His
            • x 22:34 - Or on my high places
              35 He trains my hands for war; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
              36 You have given me the shield of Your salvation;f Your helpg exalts me.

              References for 2 Samuel 22:36

                • y 22:36 - Eph 6:16-17
                • z 22:36 - LXX reads humility; Ps 18:35
                  37 You widen [a place] beneath me for my steps, and my ankles do not give way.
                  38 I pursue my enemies and destroy them; I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
                  39 I wipe them out and crush them, and they do not rise; they fall beneath my feet.
                  40 You have clothed me with strength for battle; You subdue my adversaries beneath me.h

                  References for 2 Samuel 22:40

                      41 You have made my enemies retreat before me;i I annihilate those who hated me.

                      References for 2 Samuel 22:41

                        • | 22:41 - Lit You gave me the neck of my enemies
                          42 They look, but there is no one to save [them]- [they look] to the Lord, but He does not answer them.
                          43 I pulverize them like dust of the earth; I crush them and trample them like mud in the streets.
                          44 You have freed me from the feuds among my people;j You have appointed me the head of nations; a people I had not known serve me.k

                          References for 2 Samuel 22:44

                            • } 22:44 - 2 Sm 2:8-10; 15:1-6; 16:5-8; 20:1-2
                            • ~ 22:44 - 2 Sm 8:1-14; Isa 55:5
                              45 Foreigners submit to me grudgingly; as soon as they hear, they obey me.
                              46 Foreigners lose heart and come trembling from their fortifications.
                              47 The Lord lives-may my rock be praised! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.
                              48 God-He gives me vengeance and casts down peoples under me.
                              49 He frees me from my enemies. You exalt me above my adversaries; You rescue me from violent men.
                              50 Therefore I will praise You, Lord, among the nations; I will sing about Your name.
                              51 He is a tower of salvation forl His king; He shows loyalty to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.m

                              References for 2 Samuel 22:51

                                •  22:51 - DSS read He gives great victory to
                                • € 22:51 - 2 Sm 7:12-16