Parallel Bible results for 2 Samuel 22:31-51

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2 Samuel 22:31-51

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