22 And David spake aunto 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: 2 bAnd he said,
The Lord is cmy rock, and dmy fortress, and my deliverer;
3 The God eof my rock; fin him will I trust:
He is my gshield, and the hhorn of my salvation, my ihigh tower, and my krefuge,
My saviour; thou savest me from violence.
4 I will call on the Lord, lwho is worthy to be praised:
So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
5 When the ||waves of death compassed me,
The floods of †ungodly men made me afraid;
6 The ||sorrows of hell compassed me about;
The snares of death prevented me;
7 In my distress mI called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God:
And he did hear my voice out of his temple,
And my cry ndid enter into his ears.
8 Then othe earth shook and trembled;
pThe foundations of heaven moved
And shook, because he was wroth.
9 There went up a smoke †out of his nostrils,
And fire out of his mouth devoured:
Coals were kindled by it.
10 He qbowed the heavens also, and came down;
And rdarkness was under his feet.
11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly:
And he was seen supon the wings of the wind.
12 And he made darkness tpavilions round about him,
†Dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
13 Through the brightness before him
Were coals of fire kindled.
14 The Lord uthundered from heaven,
And the most High uttered his voice.
15 And he sent out xarrows, and scattered them;
Lightning, and ydiscomfited them.
16 And the channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were discovered,
At the zrebuking of the Lord,
At the blast of the breath of his ||nostrils.
17 aHe sent from above, he took me;
bHe drew me out of ||many waters;
18 cHe delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
19 They dprevented me in the day of my calamity:
But the Lord was my stay.
20 He brought me forth also einto a large place:
He delivered me, because he fdelighted in me.
21 gThe Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness:
According to the hcleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
22 For I have ikept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
23 For all his jjudgments were before me:
And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
24 I was also kupright †before him,
And have kept myself from mine iniquity.
25 Therefore lthe Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness;
According to my cleanness †in his eye sight.
26 With mthe merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful,
And with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure;
And with the froward thou wilt ||shew thyself unsavoury.
28 And the nafflicted people thou wilt save:
But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
29 For thou art my ||lamp, O Lord:
And the Lord will lighten my darkness.
30 For by thee I have ||run through a troop:
By my God have I leaped over a wall.
31 As for God, his way is perfect;
oThe word of the Lord is ||tried:
He is pa buckler to all them that trust in him.
32 For qwho is God, save the Lord?
And who is a rock, save our God?
33 God is my rstrength and power:
And he †maketh my way sperfect.
34 He †maketh my feet tlike hinds’ feet:
And setteth me uupon my high places.
35 xHe teacheth my hands †to war;
So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation:
And thy gentleness hath †made me great.
37 Thou hast enlarged ymy steps under me;
So that my †feet did not slip.
38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them;
And turned not again until I had consumed them.
39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise:
Yea, they are fallen under my feet.
40 For thou hast zgirded me with strength to battle:
aThem that rose up against me hast thou †subdued under me.
41 Thou hast also given me the bnecks of mine enemies,
That I might destroy them that hate me.
42 cThey looked, but there was none to save;
Even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.
43 Then ddid I beat them as small eas the dust of the earth,
I did stamp them fas the mire of the street, and gdid spread them abroad.
44 Thou also hast delivered me hfrom the strivings of my people,
iThou hast kept me to be head of the heathen:
A jpeople which I knew not shall serve me.
45 †Strangers shall ||submit themselves unto me:
As soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
And they kshall be afraid lout of their close places.
47 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be the God of the mrock of my salvation.
48 It is God that †avengeth me,
And that nbringeth down the people under me,
49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies:
oThou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me:
Thou hast delivered me from the pviolent man.
50 qTherefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen,
And I will sing praises unto thy name.
51 He is the tower of rsalvation for his king:
And sheweth mercy to his sanointed,
Unto David, and tto his seed for evermore.
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