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2 Samuel 22:3–6

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.

j“For the waves of death encompassed me,

the torrents of destruction assailed me;2

kthe cords of Sheol entangled me;

the snares of death confronted me.

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2 Samuel 22:3–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

The waves of death swirled about me;

the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

The cords of the grave coiled around me;

the snares of death confronted me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

When the waves of death compassed me,

The floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

The sorrows of hell compassed me about;

The snares of death prevented me;

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.

“The waves of death overwhelmed me;

floods of destruction swept over me.

The grave wrapped its ropes around me;

death laid a trap in my path.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

“When the waves of death surrounded me,

The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;

The snares of death confronted me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

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.

“The waves of death came around me;

the deadly rivers overwhelmed me.

The ropes of death wrapped around me.

The traps of death were before me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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.

For the waves of death compassed me;

The floods of ungodliness made me afraid:

The cords of Sheol were round about me;

The snares of death came upon me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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. For the waves of death encompassed me, Torrents of Belial made me afraid. The bands of Sheol surrounded me; The cords of death encountered me;

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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. 

The waves of death had surrounded me. 

The torrents of destruction had overwhelmed me. 

The ropes of the grave had surrounded me. 

The clutches of death had confronted me. 

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

For the waves of death engulfed me;

the torrents of destruction terrified me.

The ropes of Sheol entangled me;

the snares of death confronted me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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.

For the waves of death encompassed me,

the torrents of perdition assailed me;

the cords of Sheol entangled me,

the snares of death confronted me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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.

For the breaker waves of death engulfed me;

the currents of chaos overwhelmed me.

The ropes of Sheol entangled me;

the snares of death confronted me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

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.

“The waves of death were all around me.

A destroying flood swept over me.

The ropes of the grave were tight around me.

Death set its trap in front of me.

2 Samuel 22:3–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.

“For the waves of death encompassed me;

The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me;

The cords of Sheol surrounded me;

The snares of death confronted me.


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