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Passage Lookup: 2 Samuel 22

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2 Samuel 22:1
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David's Song of Praise(a)

David sang(b) 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.
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2 Samuel 22:2
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He said: "The Lord is my rock,(c) my fortress(d) and my deliverer;(e)
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2 Samuel 22:3
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my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(f) my shield[a](g) and the horn[b](h) of my salvation. He is my stronghold,(i) my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.
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2 Samuel 22:4
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"I called to the Lord , who is worthy(j) of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.
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2 Samuel 22:5
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The waves(k) of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
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2 Samuel 22:6
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The cords of the grave(l) coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
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2 Samuel 22:7
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"In my distress(m) I called(n) to the Lord ; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.
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2 Samuel 22:8
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The earth(o) trembled and quaked,(p) the foundations(q) of the heavens[c] shook; they trembled because he was angry.
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2 Samuel 22:9
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Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire(r) came from his mouth, burning coals(s) blazed out of it.
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2 Samuel 22:10
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He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds(t) were under his feet.
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2 Samuel 22:11
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He mounted the cherubim(u) and flew; he soared[d] on the wings of the wind.(v)
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2 Samuel 22:12
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He made darkness(w) his canopy around him— the dark[e] rain clouds of the sky.
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2 Samuel 22:13
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Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning(x) blazed forth.
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2 Samuel 22:14
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The Lord thundered(y) from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
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2 Samuel 22:15
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He shot his arrows(z) and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
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2 Samuel 22:16
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The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke(aa) of the Lord , at the blast(ab) of breath from his nostrils.
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2 Samuel 22:17
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"He reached down from on high(ac) and took hold of me; he drew(ad) me out of deep waters.
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2 Samuel 22:18
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He rescued(ae) me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
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2 Samuel 22:19
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They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support.(af)
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2 Samuel 22:20
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He brought me out into a spacious(ag) place; he rescued(ah) me because he delighted(ai) in me.(aj)
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2 Samuel 22:21
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"The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;(ak) according to the cleanness(al) of my hands(am) he has rewarded me.
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2 Samuel 22:22
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For I have kept(an) the ways of the Lord ; I am not guilty of turning from my God.
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2 Samuel 22:23
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All his laws are before me;(ao) I have not turned(ap) away from his decrees.
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2 Samuel 22:24
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I have been blameless(aq) before him and have kept myself from sin.
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2 Samuel 22:25
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The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,(ar) according to my cleanness[f] in his sight.
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2 Samuel 22:26
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"To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
2 Samuel 22:27
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to the pure(as) you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.(at)
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2 Samuel 22:28
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You save the humble,(au) but your eyes are on the haughty(av) to bring them low.(aw)
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2 Samuel 22:29
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You, Lord , are my lamp;(ax) the Lord turns my darkness into light.
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2 Samuel 22:30
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With your help I can advance against a troop[g]; with my God I can scale a wall.
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2 Samuel 22:31
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"As for God, his way is perfect:(ay) The Lord 's word is flawless;(az) he shields(ba) all who take refuge in him.
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2 Samuel 22:32
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For who is God besides the Lord ? And who is the Rock(bb) except our God?(bc)
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2 Samuel 22:33
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It is God who arms me with strength[h] and keeps my way secure.
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2 Samuel 22:34
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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;(bd) he causes me to stand on the heights.(be)
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2 Samuel 22:35
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He trains my hands(bf) for battle; my arms can bend a bow(bg) of bronze.
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2 Samuel 22:36
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You make your saving help my shield;(bh) your help has made[i] me great.
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2 Samuel 22:37
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You provide a broad path(bi) for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.
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2 Samuel 22:38
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"I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
2 Samuel 22:39
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I crushed(bj) them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
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2 Samuel 22:40
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You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.(bk)
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2 Samuel 22:41
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You made my enemies turn their backs(bl) in flight, and I destroyed my foes.
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2 Samuel 22:42
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They cried for help,(bm) but there was no one to save them—(bn) to the Lord , but he did not answer.(bo)
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2 Samuel 22:43
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I beat them as fine as the dust(bp) of the earth; I pounded and trampled(bq) them like mud(br) in the streets.
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2 Samuel 22:44
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"You have delivered(bs) me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved(bt) me as the head of nations. People(bu) I did not know now serve me,
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2 Samuel 22:45
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foreigners cower(bv) before me; as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.(bw)
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2 Samuel 22:46
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They all lose heart; they come trembling[j](bx) from their strongholds.
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2 Samuel 22:47
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"The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted(by) be my God, the Rock, my Savior!(bz)
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2 Samuel 22:48
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He is the God who avenges(ca) me,(cb) who puts the nations under me,
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2 Samuel 22:49
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who sets me free from my enemies.(cc) You exalted me(cd) above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.
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2 Samuel 22:50
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Therefore I will praise you, Lord , among the nations; I will sing the praises(ce) of your name.(cf)
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2 Samuel 22:51
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"He gives his king great victories;(cg) he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,(ch) to David(ci) and his descendants forever."(cj)
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