2 Samuel 22:33-34

33 It is God who arms me with strength[a] and keeps my way secure.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

2 Samuel 22:33 in Other Translations

KJV
33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
ESV
33 This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless.
NLT
33 God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.
MSG
33 Is not this the God who armed me well, then aimed me in the right direction?
CSB
33 God is my strong refuge; He makes my way perfect.

2 Samuel 22:33-34 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SAMUEL 22

This chapter contains a song or psalm, the same with the eighteenth psalm, and which, according to Jarchi, was composed by David in his old age, and, as Kimchi says, at the end or close of his days; but Abarbinel is of opinion that it was written in his youthful time, in the midst of his troubles, and was sung by him as often as he had a deliverance from any; and which may account for the several variations in it from the eighteenth psalm, which, the same writer observes, are seventy four; and are not to be ascribed to the difference of copies, or neglect of copiers: and very probably, towards the close of his days, he revised it, and made it fit for general use, and sent it with the rest of his psalms to the chief musician; but the particular consideration of it, and of the differences in it from Ps 18:1-50 are referred to the exposition of that book in its course.

2 Samuel 22:33-34 In-Context

31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?
33 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.
35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You make your saving help my shield; your help has made me great.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 35:6; Habakkuk 3:19
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 32:13

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Dead Sea Scrolls, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Psalm 18:32); Masoretic Text "who is my strong refuge"
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