2 Samuel 22 KJV

1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies , and out of the hand of Saul:
2 And he said , The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ;
3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust : he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour ; thou savest me from violence.
4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised : so shall I be saved from mine enemies .
5 When the wavesa of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid ;

References for 2 Samuel 22:5

    • å 22:5 - waves: or, pangs
      6 The sorrowsb of hell compassed me about ; the snares of death prevented me;

      References for 2 Samuel 22:6

        • æ 22:6 - sorrows: or, cords
          7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
          8 Then the earth shook and trembled ; the foundations of heaven moved and shook , because he was wroth .
          9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,c and fire out of his mouth devoured : coals were kindled by it.

          References for 2 Samuel 22:9

            • ç 22:9 - out of his nostrils: Heb. by, etc
              10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down ; and darkness was under his feet.
              11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly : and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
              12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, darkd waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

              References for 2 Samuel 22:12

                • è 22:12 - dark...: Heb. binding of waters
                  13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled .
                  14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
                  15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
                  16 And the channels of the sea appeared , the foundations of the world were discovered , at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
                  17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of manye waters;

                  References for 2 Samuel 22:17

                    • é 22:17 - many: or, great
                      18 He delivered me from my strong enemy , and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
                      19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
                      20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
                      21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
                      22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
                      23 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
                      24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
                      25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight *.
                      26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful , and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright .
                      27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure ; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury .f

                      References for 2 Samuel 22:27

                        • ê 22:27 - shew thyself unsavoury: or, wrestle
                          28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save : but thine eyes are upon the haughty , that thou mayest bring them down .
                          29 For thou art my lamp,g O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

                          References for 2 Samuel 22:29

                            • ë 22:29 - lamp: or, candle
                              30 For by thee I have runh through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

                              References for 2 Samuel 22:30

                                • ì 22:30 - run: or, broken
                                  31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried :i he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

                                  References for 2 Samuel 22:31

                                    • í 22:31 - tried: or, refined
                                      32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
                                      33 God is my strength and power: and he makethj my way perfect.

                                      References for 2 Samuel 22:33

                                        • î 22:33 - maketh: Heb. riddeth, or, looseth
                                          34 He makethk my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places.

                                          References for 2 Samuel 22:34

                                            • ï 22:34 - maketh: Heb. equalleth
                                              35 He teacheth my hands to war;l so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

                                              References for 2 Samuel 22:35

                                                • ð 22:35 - to war: Heb. for the war
                                                  36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great .
                                                  37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feetm did not slip .

                                                  References for 2 Samuel 22:37

                                                    • ñ 22:37 - feet: Heb. ankles
                                                      38 I have pursued mine enemies , and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
                                                      39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise : yea, they are fallen under my feet.
                                                      40 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subduedn under me.

                                                      References for 2 Samuel 22:40

                                                        • ò 22:40 - subdued: Heb. caused to bow
                                                          41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies , that I might destroy them that hate me.
                                                          42 They looked , but there was none to save ; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
                                                          43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad .
                                                          44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
                                                          45 Strangerso shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear * , they shall be obedient unto me.

                                                          References for 2 Samuel 22:45

                                                            • ó 22:45 - Strangers: Heb. Sons of the stranger
                                                              46 Strangers shall fade away , and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
                                                              47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
                                                              48 It is God that avengethp * me, and that bringeth down the people under me,

                                                              References for 2 Samuel 22:48

                                                                • ô 22:48 - avengeth: Heb. giveth avengement for
                                                                  49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies : thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
                                                                  50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
                                                                  51 He is the tower * of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.