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22 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. 2 He said: y
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, z and my deliverer,
3 my God, my mountain a where I seek refuge.
and my Savior, You save me from violence.
4 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, e
and I was saved from my enemies.
5 For the waves of death engulfed me; f
the torrents of destruction terrified me.
6 The ropes of * Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me. g
I called to my God. h
From His temple He heard my voice,
and my cry for help reached His ears.
they shook because He burned with anger. k
and consuming fire came from His mouth;
coals were set ablaze by it. l
10 He parted the heavens and came down, m
a dark cloud beneath His feet.
soaring n on the wings of the wind.
flaming coals were ignited.
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 waters. 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 Lord z
and have not turned from my God to wickedness.
and have not disregarded His statutes.
and kept myself from sinning.
according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness c in His sight.
You prove Yourself faithful;
with the blameless man
You prove Yourself blameless;
You prove Yourself pure,
but with the crooked
You prove Yourself shrewd.
28 You rescue an afflicted people, d
but Your eyes are set against the proud—
You humble them. e
the Lord illuminates my darkness. f
30 With You I can attack a barrier, g
and with my God I can leap over a wall. h
31 God—His way is perfect; i
the word of the Lord is pure. j
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; k
He makes my way perfect. l
35 He trains my hands for war; o
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You have given me the shield of Your salvation; p
Your help q 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. r
41 You have made my enemies retreat before me; s
I annihilate those who hate me.
they look to the Lord, but He does not answer them. t
I crush them and trample them like mud in the streets. u
44 You have freed me from the feuds among my people; v
You have appointed me the head of nations;
a people I had not known serve me. w
as soon as they hear, they obey me.
and come trembling from their fortifications. x
God, the rock of my salvation, y is exalted.
and casts down peoples under me. z
You exalt me above my adversaries;
You rescue me from violent men. a
I will sing about Your name. b
51 He is a tower of salvation for c His king;
He shows loyalty to His anointed,
to David and his descendants forever. d
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