2 Samuel 22

ECB(i) 1
THE SONG OF HALAL OF DAVID
And David words the words of this song to Yah Veh the day Yah Veh rescues him from the palm of all his enemies and from the palm of Shaul: 2 and he says, Yah Veh is my rock and my stronghold and my escape; 3 the Elohim of my rock - in him I seek refuge: my buckler and the horn of my salvation; my secure loft and my retreat; my saviour - you save me from violence. 4 I call on Yah Veh - the halaled: and I am saved from my enemies. 5 The waves of death surround me; the wadies of Beli Yaal frighten me; 6 the cords of sheol surround me; the snares of death confront me: 7 in my tribulation I call on Yah Veh and cry to my Elohim. He hears my voice from his manse and my cry is in his ears: 8 then the earth shakes and quakes; the foundations of the heavens quake and shake because he inflames. 9 Smoke from his nostrils ascend and fire from his mouth consumes: coals burn away by it. 10 He spreads the heavens and descends; and dripping darkness is under his feet: 11 and he rides on a cherub and flies - and is seen on the wings of the spirit/wind: 12 and he places darkness - sukkoth/brush arbors all around him; dark waters and thick clouds of vapour. 13 Through the brilliancy in front of him coals of fire burn away: 14 Yah Veh thunders from the heavens and Elyon gives his voice: 15 he sends arrows and scatters them; lights and agitates them. 16 The reservoirs of the sea are seen; exposed are the foundations of the world - at the rebuke of Yah Veh - at the breath of the spirit/wind of his nostrils. 17 He sends from on high; he takes me; he draws me from great waters; 18 he rescues me from my strong enemy - from them who hate me - for they are too strong for me. 19 They confront me in the day of my calamity and Yah Veh is my support: 20 he brings me to an expanse; he rescues me; because he delights in me: 21 Yah Veh deals me according to my justness: according to the purity of my hands he returns to me. 22 For I guard the ways of Yah Veh and do not wickedly against my Elohim: 23 for all his judgments are in front of me; and his statutes, I turn not aside from them: 24 and I am integrious to him and guard myself from my perversity. 25 And Yah Veh returns to me according to my justness - according to my purity in front of his eyes. 26 With the merciful you show yourself merciful: with the mighty integrious you show yourself integrious: 27 with the pure you show yourself pure: and with the perverted you show yourself a wrestler. 28 And the humble people you save: but your eyes are on the lofty for you descend them low. 29 For you are my lamp, O Yah Veh; O Yah Veh, illuminate my darkness: 30 for by you I run through a troop; by my Elohim I leap over a wall. 31 El - how integrious his way; the sayings of Yah Veh how refined - a buckler to all who seek refuge in him. 32 Who is El, except Yah Veh? Who is a rock, except our Elohim? 33 El - my stronghold and valour. And he loosens my way integrious: 34 he equalizes my feet as the hinds and stands me on my bamahs: 35 teaching my hands to war; so that my arms bend a bow of copper. 36 And you give me the buckler of your salvation; and your humbling abounds me: 37 you enlarge my paces under me so that my ankles waver not. 38 I pursue my enemies and desolate them; and turn not back until I finish them off: 39 and I finish them off and strike them and they rise not: yes - fallen under my feet. 40 And you gird me with valour to war: they who rise against me you have to bow under me: 41 you give me the necks of my enemies - to exterminate them who hate me. 42 They look - there is no saviour; to Yah Veh - he answers them not: 43 I pulverize them as small as the dust of the earth, I pulverize them as the mire of the outway and expand them. 44 You also slip me from the strivings of my people; you guard me - head of the goyim: a people I know not serve me: 45 sons of the stranger deceive me; at the hearing of the ear they hearken to me: 46 sons of the stranger wither - they gird their borders. 47 Yah Veh lives; blessed - my rock; and exalted - the Elohim of the rock of my salvation. 48 El gives avengement for me and brings down the people under me: 49 and brings me forth from my enemies. You also lift me on high above them who rise against me: you rescue me from the man of violence. 50 So I spread hands to you, O Yah Veh, among the goyim; and I pluck to your name. 51 He greatens salvation for his sovereign: and works mercy to his anointed - to David and to his seed eternally.