31 “God’s way is perfect. All the LORD ’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
32 For who is God except the LORD ? Who but our God is a solid rock?
33 God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.
34 He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
35 He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
36 You have given me your shield of victory; your help has made me great.
References for 2 Samuel 22:36
    • e 22:36 - As in Dead Sea Scrolls; Masoretic Text reads your answering.
      37 You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
      38 “I chased my enemies and destroyed them; I did not stop until they were conquered.
      39 I consumed them; I struck them down so they did not get up; they fell beneath my feet.
      40 You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.
      41 You placed my foot on their necks. I have destroyed all who hated me.
      42 They looked for help, but no one came to their rescue. They even cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer.
      43 I ground them as fine as the dust of the earth; I trampled them in the gutter like dirt.
      References for 2 Samuel 22:43
        • f 22:43 - As in Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Ps 18:42 ); Masoretic Text reads I crushed and trampled them.
          44 “You gave me victory over my accusers. You preserved me as the ruler over nations; people I don’t even know now serve me.
          45 Foreign nations cringe before me; as soon as they hear of me, they submit.
          46 They all lose their courage and come trembling from their strongholds.
          References for 2 Samuel 22:46
            • g 22:46 - As in parallel text at Ps 18:45 ; Hebrew reads come girding themselves.
              47 “The LORD lives! Praise to my Rock! May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted!
              48 He is the God who pays back those who harm me; he brings down the nations under me
              49 and delivers me from my enemies. You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies; you save me from violent opponents.
              50 For this, O LORD, I will praise you among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
              51 You give great victories to your king; you show unfailing love to your anointed, to David and all his descendants forever.”