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2nd Samuel Chapter 22

David’s song of thanks for deliverance

22:1 AND Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
spoke to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
the words of this song in the day that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saulשָׁאוּל
(/sɔːl/;, Šāʾūl; Greek: Σαούλ, Saoúl; transl. ”asked/prayed for”) For more info click here
:

22:2 And he said, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

22:3 My El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of my rock; in Him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior; you shall save me from violence.

22:4 I call on YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, who is the One to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

22:5 When the waves of death surround me, the floods of ungodly terrify me.
22:6 The cords of Sheolשְׁאוֹל
Transliteration: šᵊ’ôl Pronunciation: sheh-ole’ underworld, grave, hell, pit For more info click here
are round about me, the snares of death confronted me;

22:7 In my distress I called upon YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and cried to my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
: and He did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the heavens troubled and were shaken, because He was angry.
22:9 Smoke  rose up out of His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
22:10 He bowed the heavens and came down; and thick darkness [was] under His feet.
22:11 And He rode on a cherub, and did fly: and was seen on the wings of the wind.
22:12 And He made darkness pavilions round about Him, the gathering waters, thick clouds of the skies.
22:13 From the brightness before him were brands of fire kindled!
22:14 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
thundered from the heavens, and the Most High gave forth His voice.
22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and troubled them.
22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were revealed, by the rebuke of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, from the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
22:17 He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters;
22:18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were stronger than I.
22:19 They confronted me in the day of my calamity: but YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was my support.
22:20 He brought me out to a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me.
22:21 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands has he repayed me.
22:22 For I have kept the ways of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and have not wickedly against my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
.
22:23 For all His judgments were before me: and as for His statutes, I didn’t depart from them.
22:24 I was also blameless before Him, and have kept myself from my iniquity.
22:25 Therefore YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in His eyes.
22:26 With the kind You will show Yourself kind, and with the upright man You will show Yourself upright.
22:27 With the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the perverse You will show yourself contorted.
22:28 And Y
ou will save the afflicted people : but Your eyes [are] on the haughty, that You may bring low.
22:29 For you [are] my lamp, O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will light up my darkness.
22:30 For by You I have run through a troop: by my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
have I leaped over a wall.
22:31 As for EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
, His way is perfect; the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is tested: He is a shield to all those that trust in Him.
22:32 For who is EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
, except YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
? and who is a rock, except our El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
?
22:33 EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
is my strong fortress: and He sets blameless free in his way.
22:34 making my feet like hinds’ feet: and causing me to stand on my high places.
22:35 teaching my hands for battle; so that my arms may bend a bow of bronze.
22:36 And You have give to me the shield of Your salvation: and Your gentleness has made me great.
22:37 You have enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet didn’t slip.
22:38 I have pursued my enemies, and destroyed them; and I didn’t turned until they were consumed.
22:39 And I have destroyed them, and struck them, that they didn’t get up: but they fell under my feet.
22:40 For You girded me with strength for battle: You caused my foes to bow under me.
22:41 You gave me the necks of my enemies, those hating me; I silenced them .
22:42 They looked, but there was none to save; even to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, but He didn’t answer them.
22:43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I crushed them as the mire on the street, I spread them out.
22:44 You have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the nations: a people I haven’t known served me.
22:45 The sons of strangers submit to me: at the hearing of the ear they listen to me.
22:46 The sons of strangers shall fade away, and they shall come rembling out of their close places.
22:47 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted is my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of the rock of my salvation.
22:48 [He is] the EL אֵל
‎(El transl. God)
that avenges me, and that brings down the people under me.
22:49 And that brings me forth from my enemies: yes You lift me up above those rising up against me: You deliver me from the violent man.
22:50 For this reason I will confess you, O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, among the nations, and I will sing praises to Your name.
22:51 He is the tower of salvation to His king: and shows mercy to His anointedמָשִׁיחַ
mâshîyach, maw-shee’-akh anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah:—anointed, Messiah.For more info click here
, to Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, and to his seed until forever.

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