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

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31 What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every God-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward him Makes it. 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 Is there any god like God? Are we not at bedrock? 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
33 Is not this the God who armed me well, then aimed me in the right direction? 33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
34 Now I run like a deer; I'm king of the mountain. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
35 He shows me how to fight; I can bend a bronze bow! 35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You protect me with salvation-armor; you touch me and I feel ten feet tall. 36 You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
37 You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm. 37 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
38 When I chased my enemies I caught them; I didn't let go till they were dead men. 38 "I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39 I nailed them; they were down for good; then I walked all over them. 39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
40 You armed me well for this fight; you smashed the upstarts. 40 You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.
41 You made my enemies turn tail, and I wiped out the haters. 41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
42 They cried "uncle" but Uncle didn't come; They yelled for God and got no for an answer. 42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.
43 I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind. I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter. 43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
44 You rescued me from a squabbling people; you made me a leader of nations. People I'd never heard of served 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 the moment they got wind of me they submitted. 45 and foreigners come cringing to me; as soon as they hear me, they obey me.
46 They gave up; they came trembling from their hideouts. 46 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds.
47 Live, God! Blessing to my Rock, my towering Salvation-God! 47 "The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!
48 This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. 48 He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
49 He rescued me from enemy anger. You pulled me from the grip of upstarts, You saved me from the bullies. 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'm thanking you, God, all over the world. That's why I'm singing songs that rhyme your name. 50 Therefore I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name.
51 God's king takes the trophy; God's chosen is beloved. I mean David and all his children - always. 51 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever."