II Samuel 22 (asv)
Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;
22:3God, my rock, in him will I take refuge;
My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge;
My saviour, thou savest me from violence.
22:4I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised:
So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
22:5For the waves of death compassed me;
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:
22:6The cords of Sheol were round about me;
The snares of death came upon me.
22:7In my distress I called upon Jehovah;
Yea, I called unto my God:
And my cry came into his ears.
22:8Then the earth shook and trembled,
The foundations of heaven quaked
And were shaken, because he was wroth.
22:9There went up a smoke out of his nostrils,
And fire out of his mouth devoured:
Coals were kindled by it.
22:10He bowed the heavens also, and came down;
22:11And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly;
22:12And he made darkness pavilions round about him,
Gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
22:13At the brightness before him
Coals of fire were kindled.
And the Most High uttered his voice.
22:15And he sent out arrows, and scattered them;
Lightning, and discomfited them.
22:16Then the channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were laid bare,
By the rebuke of Jehovah,
22:17He sent from on high, he took me;
He drew me out of many waters;
22:18He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
22:19They came upon me in the day of my calamity;
But Jehovah was my stay.
22:20He brought me forth also into a large place;
He delivered me, because he delighted in me.
According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
22:22For I have kept the ways of Jehovah,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
22:23For all his ordinances were before me;
And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
22:24I was also perfect toward him;
And I kept myself from mine iniquity.
According to my cleanness in his eyesight.
22:26With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful;
With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;
And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
22:28And the afflicted people thou wilt save;
But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
22:29For thou art my lamp, O Jehovah;
22:30For by thee I run upon a troop;
By my God do I leap over a wall.
He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him.
And who is a rock, save our God?
22:33God is my strong fortress;
And he guideth the perfect in his way.
22:34He maketh his feet like hinds' feet,
And setteth me upon my high places.
22:35He teacheth my hands to war,
So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.
22:36Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation;
And thy gentleness hath made me great.
22:37Thou hast enlarged my steps under me;
And my feet have not slipped.
22:38I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them;
Neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
22:39And I have consumed them, and smitten them through, so that they cannot arise:
Yea, they are fallen under my feet.
22:40For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle;
Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
22:41Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me,
That I might cut off them that hate me.
22:42They looked, but there was none to save;
Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.
I did crush them as the mire of the streets, and did spread them abroad.
22:44Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people;
Thou hast kept me to be the head of the nations:
A people whom I have not known shall serve me.
22:45The foreigners shall submit themselves unto me:
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me.
22:46The foreigners shall fade away,
And shall come trembling out of their close places.
22:47Jehovah liveth; And blessed be my rock;
22:48Even the God that executeth vengeance for me,
And that bringeth down peoples under me,
22:49And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies:
Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me;
Thou deliverest me from the violent man.
22:50Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the nations,
And will sing praises unto thy name.
22:51Great deliverance giveth he to his king,
And showeth lovingkindness to his anointed,