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

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31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried : he is a buckler to all them that trust 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 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
34 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great . 36 You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip . 37 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
38 I have pursued mine enemies , and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them. 38 "I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise : yea, they are fallen under my feet. 39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
40 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me. 40 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies , that I might destroy them that hate me. 41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
42 They looked , but there was none to save ; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not. 42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
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 . 43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
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. 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 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear , they shall be obedient unto me. 45 and foreigners come cringing to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.
46 Strangers shall fade away , and they shall be afraid out of their close places. 46 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. 47 "The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!
48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me, 48 He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
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. 49 who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. 50 Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your 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. 51 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever."