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22 David spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from the grasp of all his enemies and from the grasp of Saul. 2 He said:d
The Lord is my rock, my fortress,e and my deliverer,
3 my God,* my rock where I seek refuge.
and my Savior, you save me from violence.
4 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,i
and I was saved from my enemies.
5 For the waves of death engulfed me;j
the torrents of destruction terrified me.
the snares of death confronted me.k
I called to my God.l
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry for help reached his ears.
they shook because he burned with anger.n
and consuming fire came from his mouth;
coals were set ablaze by it.F
10 He bent the heavens and came down,o
total darkness beneath his feet.
soaringG on the wings of the wind.
blazing coals were ignited.
the Most High made his voice heard.q
15 He shot arrows and scattered them;r
he hurled lightning bolts and routed them.s
the foundations of the world were exposed
at the rebuke of the Lord,
and took hold of me;
he pulled me out of deep water.v
and from those who hated me,
for they were too strong for me.
but the Lord was my support.
20 He brought me out to a spacious place;w
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
according to my righteousness;x
he repaid me
according to the cleanness of my hands.y
22 For I have kept the ways of the Lorda
and have not turned from my God to wickedness.
and have not disregarded his statutes.
and kept myself from my iniquity.
according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness* in his sight.
you prove yourself faithful,
with the blameless
you prove yourself blameless,
you prove yourself pure,
but with the crooked
you prove yourself shrewd.
28 You rescue an oppressed people,c
but your eyes are set against the proud—
you humble them.d
the Lord illuminates my darkness.e
30 With you I can attack a barricade,C
and with my God I can leap over a wall.f
31 God—his way is perfect;g
the word of the Lord is pure.h
He is a shield to all who take refuge in him.
And who is a rock? Only our God.
33 God is my strong refuge;*
he makes my way perfect.E
35 He trains my hands for war;i
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You have given me the shield of your salvation;j
your help* exalts me.
and my ankles do not give way.
I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
and they do not rise;
they fall beneath my feet.
you subdue my adversaries beneath me.k
41 You have made my enemies retreat before me;I
I annihilate those who hate me.
they look to the Lord, but he does not answer them.l
I crush them and trample them like mud in the streets.m
44 You have freed me from the feuds among my people;n
you have preserved me as head of nations;
a people I had not known serve me.o
as soon as they hear, they obey me.
and come trembling from their fortifications.p
God, the rock of my salvation,q is exalted.
and casts down peoples under me.r
You exalt me above my adversaries;
you rescue me from violent men.s
I will sing praises about your name.t
51 He is a tower of salvation forJ his king;
he shows loyalty to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.u
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