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2 Samuel 22

CEBA 1 David spoke the words of this song to the LORD after the LORD delivered him from the power of all his enemies and from Saul. NIV 1 David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. CEBA 2 He said: The LORD is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. NIV 2 He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; CEBA 3 My God is my rock— I take refuge in him!— he's my shield and my salvation's strength, my place of safety and my shelter. My savior! Save me from violence! NIV 3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me. CEBA 4 Because he is praiseworthy, I cried out to the LORD, and I was saved from my enemies. NIV 4 “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies. CEBA 5 Death's waves were all around me; rivers of wickedness terrified me. NIV 5 The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. CEBA 6 The cords of the grave surrounded me; death's traps held me tight. NIV 6 The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. CEBA 7 In my distress I cried out to the LORD; I cried out to my God. God heard my voice from his temple; my cry for help reached his ears. NIV 7 “In my distress I called to the LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears. CEBA 8 The earth rocked and shook; the sky's foundations trembled and reeled because of God's anger. NIV 8 The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they trembled because he was angry. CEBA 9 Smoke went up from God's nostrils; out of his mouth came a devouring fire; flaming coals blazed out in front of him! NIV 9 Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it. CEBA 10 God parted the skies and came down; thick darkness was beneath his feet. NIV 10 He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet. CEBA 11 God mounted the heavenly creatures and flew; he was seen on the wind's wings. NIV 11 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. CEBA 12 God made darkness his covering; water gathered in dense clouds! NIV 12 He made darkness his canopy around him— the dark rain clouds of the sky. CEBA 13 Coals of fire blazed out of the brightness before him. NIV 13 Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. CEBA 14 The LORD thundered from heaven; the Most High made his voice heard. NIV 14 The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. CEBA 15 God shot arrows, scattering the enemy; he sent the lightning and whipped them into confusion. NIV 15 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them. CEBA 16 The seabeds were exposed; the earth's foundations were laid bare at the LORD's rebuke, at the angry blast of air coming from his nostrils. NIV 16 The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the LORD, at the blast of breath from his nostrils. CEBA 17 From on high God reached down and grabbed me; he took me out of deep waters. NIV 17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. CEBA 18 God saved me from my powerful enemy, saved me from my foes, who were too much for me. NIV 18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. CEBA 19 They came at me on the very day of my distress, but the LORD was my support. NIV 19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. CEBA 20 He brought me out to wide-open spaces; he pulled me out, because he is pleased with me. NIV 20 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. CEBA 21 The LORD rewarded me for my righteousness; he restored me because my hands are clean, NIV 21 “The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. CEBA 22 because I have kept the LORD's ways. I haven't acted wickedly against my God. NIV 22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God. CEBA 23 All his rules are right in front of me; I haven't turned away from any of his laws. NIV 23 All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. CEBA 24 I have lived with integrity before him; I've kept myself from wrongdoing. NIV 24 I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. CEBA 25 And so the LORD restored me for my righteousness, because I am clean in his eyes. NIV 25 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight. CEBA 26 You deal faithfully with the faithful; you show integrity toward the one who has integrity. NIV 26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, CEBA 27 You are pure toward the pure, but toward the crooked, you are tricky. NIV 27 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd. CEBA 28 You are the one who saves people who suffer, but your eyes are against the proud. You bring them down! NIV 28 You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. CEBA 29 You are my lamp, LORD; the LORD illumines my darkness. NIV 29 You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light. CEBA 30 With you I can charge into battle; with my God I can leap over a wall. NIV 30 With your help I can advance against a troop ; with my God I can scale a wall. CEBA 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. NIV 31 “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. CEBA 32 Now really, who is divine except the LORD? And who is a rock except our God? NIV 32 For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? CEBA 33 Only God! My mighty fortress, who makes my way perfect, NIV 33 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. CEBA 34 who makes my step as sure as the deer's, who lets me stand securely on the heights, NIV 34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. CEBA 35 who trains my hands for war so my arms can bend a bronze bow. NIV 35 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. CEBA 36 You've given me the shield of your salvation; your help has made me great. NIV 36 You make your saving help my shield; your help has made me great. CEBA 37 You've let me walk fast and safe, without even twisting an ankle. NIV 37 You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. CEBA 38 I chased my enemies and destroyed them! I didn't come home until I finished them off. NIV 38 “I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. CEBA 39 I ate them up! I struck them down! They couldn't get up; they fell under my feet. NIV 39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. CEBA 40 You equipped me with strength for war; you brought my adversaries down underneath me. NIV 40 You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me. CEBA 41 You made my enemies turn tail from me; I destroyed my foes. NIV 41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. CEBA 42 They looked around, but there was no one to save them. They looked to the LORD, but he wouldn't answer them. NIV 42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— to the LORD, but he did not answer. CEBA 43 I crushed them like dust on the ground; I stomped on them, trampled them like mud dumped in the streets. NIV 43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets. CEBA 44 You delivered me from struggles with many people; you appointed me the leader of many nations. Strangers come to serve me. NIV 44 “You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me, CEBA 45 Foreigners grovel before me; after hearing about me, they obey me. NIV 45 foreigners cower before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me. CEBA 46 Foreigners lose their nerve; they come trembling out of their fortresses. NIV 46 They all lose heart; they come trembling from their strongholds. CEBA 47 The LORD lives! Bless God, my rock! Let my God, the rock of my salvation, be lifted high! NIV 47 “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior! CEBA 48 This is the God who avenges on my behalf, who subdues peoples before me, NIV 48 He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me, CEBA 49 who rescues me from my enemies. You lifted me high above my adversaries; you delivered me from violent people. NIV 49 who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me. CEBA 50 That's why I thank you, LORD, in the presence of the nations. That's why I sing praises to your name. NIV 50 Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. CEBA 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. NIV 51 “He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed, to David and his descendants forever.”

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