2 Samuel 22:31-51 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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31 God! His way is perfect; the LORD's word is tried and true. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 31 "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
32 Now really, who is divine except the LORD? And who is a rock except our God? 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
33 Only God! My mighty fortress, who makes my way perfect, 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
34 who makes my step as sure as the deer's, who lets me stand securely on the heights, 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
35 who trains my hands for war so my arms can bend a bronze bow. 35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You've given me the shield of your salvation; your help has made me great. 36 You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
37 You've let me walk fast and safe, without even twisting an ankle. 37 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
38 I chased my enemies and destroyed them! I didn't come home until I finished them off. 38 "I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39 I ate them up! I struck them down! They couldn't get up; they fell under my feet. 39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
40 You equipped me with strength for war; you brought my adversaries down underneath me. 40 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
41 You made my enemies turn tail from me; I destroyed my foes. 41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
42 They looked around, but there was no one to save them. They looked to the LORD, but he wouldn't answer them. 42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
43 I crushed them like dust on the ground; I stomped on them, trampled them like mud dumped in the streets. 43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
44 You delivered me from struggles with many people; you appointed me the leader of many nations. Strangers come to serve me. 44 "You have delivered me from the attacks of my people; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know are subject to me,
45 Foreigners grovel before me; after hearing about me, they obey me. 45 and foreigners come cringing to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.
46 Foreigners lose their nerve; they come trembling out of their fortresses. 46 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
47 The LORD lives! Bless God, my rock! Let my God, the rock of my salvation, be lifted high! 47 "The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!
48 This is the God who avenges on my behalf, who subdues peoples before me, 48 He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
49 who rescues me from my enemies. You lifted me high above my adversaries; you delivered me from violent people. 49 who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
50 That's why I thank you, LORD, in the presence of the nations. That's why I sing praises to your name. 50 Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
51 You are the one who gives great victories to your king, who shows faithful love to your anointed one— to David and to his descendants forever. 51 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever."