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2 Samuel 22:1–4

David’s Song of Deliverance

22 And David spoke zto the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. aHe said,

b“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

cmy1 God, my rock, din whom I take refuge,

emy shield, and fthe horn of my salvation,

gmy stronghold and hmy refuge,

my savior; you save me from violence.

I call upon the Lord, who is iworthy to be praised,

and I am saved from my enemies.

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2 Samuel 22:1–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

David sang 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. He said:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation.

He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—

from violent people you save me.

“I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,

and have been saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: And he said,

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

The God 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 saviour; thou savest me from violence.

I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised:

So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

David sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. He sang:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;

my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.

He is my shield, the power that saves me,

and my place of safety.

He is my refuge, my savior,

the one who saves me from violence.

I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,

and he saved me from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then David spoke to the Lord the words of this song, on the day when the Lord had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;

My shield and the horn of my salvation,

My stronghold and my refuge;

My Savior, You save me from violence.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

David sang this song to the Lord when the Lord saved him from Saul and all his other enemies. He said:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my Savior.

My God is my rock.

I can run to him for safety.

He is my shield and my saving strength,

my defender and my place of safety.

The Lord saves me from those who want to harm me.

I will call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,

and I will be saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And David spake unto Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: and he said,

Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;

God, 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.

I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised:

So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And David spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.

And he said, Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; God is my rock, in him will I trust—My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge, My saviour: thou wilt save me from violence. I will call upon Jehovah, who is to be praised; So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

David sang this song to the Lord when the Lord rescued him from all his enemies, especially from Saul. He said, 

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my Savior, 

my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, 

the strength of my salvation, my stronghold, 

my refuge, and my Savior who saved me from violence. 

The Lord should be praised. 

I called on him, and I was saved from my enemies. 

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

David spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,

my God, my mountain where I seek refuge.

My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge,

and my Savior, You save me from violence.

I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,

and I was saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,

my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold and my refuge,

my savior; you save me from violence.

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,

and I am saved from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then David spoke to Yahweh the words of this song, on the day Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

And he said:

“Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.

I take refuge in God, my rock, my shield, and the strength of my salvation.

My stronghold and my refuge, O my savior, you will save me from violence!

I call upon Yahweh who is praiseworthy,

and I am saved from those who hate me.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

David sang the words of this song to the Lord. He sang them when the Lord saved him from the powerful hand of all of his enemies and of Saul. He said,

“The Lord is my rock and my fort. He is the One who saves me.

My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.

He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me.

He’s my place of safety. I go to him for help. He’s my Savior.

He saves me from those who want to hurt me.

I call out to the Lord. He is worthy of praise.

He saves me from my enemies.

2 Samuel 22:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And David spoke the words of this song to the Lord in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

He said,

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;

My savior, You save me from violence.

“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,

And I am saved from my enemies.


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