2 Samuel 22:1-51

CLV(i) 1 And David speaks to Yahweh the words of this song in the day Yahweh has delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul, 2 and he said:`Yahweh [is] my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me, 3 My Elohim [is] my rock--I take refuge in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge! My Saviour, from violence You save me!" 4 The Praised One, I call Yahweh:And from mine enemies I am saved. 5 When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me, 6 The cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been the snares of death. 7 In mine adversity I call Yahweh, And unto my Elohim I call, And He hears from His temple my voice, And my cry [is] in His ears, 8 And shake and tremble does the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He has wrath!" 9 Gone up has smoke by His nostrils. And fire from His mouth devours, Brands have been kindled by it. 10 And He inclines heaven, and comes down, And thick darkness [is] under His feet. 11 And He rides on a cherub, and does fly, And is seen on the wings of the wind. 12 And He sets darkness Round about Him--tabernacles, Darkness of waters--thick clouds of the skies. 13 From the brightness before Him Were brands of fire kindled! 14 Thunder from the heavens does Yahweh, And the Most High gives forth His voice. 15 And He sends forth arrows, And scatters them; Lightning, and troubles them;" 16 And seen are the streams of the sea, Revealed are foundations of the world, By the rebuke of Yahweh, From the breath of the spirit of His anger. 17 He sends from above--He takes me, He draws me out of many waters. 18 He delivers me from my strong enemy, From those hating me, For they were stronger than I. 19 They are before me in a day of my calamity, And Yahweh is my support, 20 And He brings me out to a large place, He draws me out for He delighted in me. 21 Yahweh recompenses me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He does return to me. 22 For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, And have not done wickedly against my Elohim. 23 For all His judgments [are] before me, As to His statutes, I turn not from them. 24 And I am perfect before Him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity. 25 And Yahweh returns to me, According to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes. 26 With the kind You show Yourself kind, With the perfect man You show Yourself perfect, 27 With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the perverse You show Yourself a wrestler. 28 And the poor people You do save, And Your eyes on the high cause to fall. 29 For You [are] my lamp, O Yahweh, And Yahweh does lighten my darkness. 30 For by You I run--a troop, By my Elohim I leap a wall. 31 El! Perfect [is] His way, The saying of Yahweh is tried, A shield He [is] to all those trusting in Him. 32 For who is El save Yahweh? And who a Rock save our Elohim? 33 El--my bulwark, [my] strength, And He makes perfect my way;" 34 Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causes me to stand, 35 Teaching my hands for battle, And brought down was a bow of brass by mine arms, 36 And You give to me the shield of Your salvation, And Your lowliness makes me great. 37 You enlarge my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden. 38 I pursue mine enemies and destroy them, And I turn not till they are consumed. 39 And I consume them, and smite them, And they rise not, and fall under my feet. 40 And You gird me [with] strength for battle, You cause my withstanders to bow under me. 41 And mine enemies--You give to me the neck, Those hating me--and I cut them off. 42 They look, and there is no saviour; Unto Yahweh, and He has not answered them. 43 And I beat them as dust of the earth, As mire of the streets I beat them small--I spread them out!" 44 And--You do deliver me From the strivings of my people, You place me for a head of nations; A people I have not known do serve me. 45 Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me. 46 Sons of a stranger fade away, And gird themselves by their close places. 47 Yahweh lives, and blessed [is] my Rock, And exalted is my Elohim--The Rock of my salvation. 48 El--who is giving vengeance to me, And bringing down peoples under me, 49 And bringing me forth from mine enemies, Yea, above my withstanders You raise me up. From a man of violence You deliver me. 50 Therefore I confess You, O Yahweh, among nations. And to Your name I sing praise. 51 Magnifying the salvations of His king, And doing loving-kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed--unto the eon!.