2 Samuel 22

1 And Dawid spake unto יהוה the words of this song in the day that יהוה had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.

2 And he said, “יהוה is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

3 my God (Elohim), my rock; in him will I trust; He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my Savior (Moshia); You savest me from violence.

4 I will call on יהוה, who 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 (sheol) compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

7 In my distress I called upon יהוה, and cried to my God (Elohim); and He did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry did enter into His ears.

8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the 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 bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under His feet.

11 And He rode upon a cherub (keruv), and did fly; and He was seen upon the wings of the wind.

12 And He made darkness pavilions round about Him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.

13 Through the brightness before Him were coals of fire kindled.

14 יהוה thundered from heaven, and יהוה Most High (Elyon) uttered His voice.

15 And He sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of יהוה, at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

17 He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters;

18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

19 They prevented me in the day of my disaster; but יהוה was my stay.

20 He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me.

21 יהוה rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me.

22 For I have kept the ways of יהוה, and have not wickedly departed from my God (Elohim).

23 For all His judgments were before me; and as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.

24 I was also upright before Him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.

25 Therefore יהוה hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in His eye sight.

26 With the merciful You wilt shew Yourself merciful, and with the upright man You wilt shew Yourself upright.

27 With the pure You wilt shew Yourself pure; and with the perverse You wilt shew Yourself unsavoury.

28 And the afflicted people You wilt save; but Your eyes are upon the haughty, that You mayest bring them down.

29 For You are my lamp, O יהוה; and יהוה will lighten my darkness.

30 For by You I have run through a troop; by my God (Elohim) have I leaped over a wall.

31 As for God (Elohim), His way is perfect; the word of יהוה is proven; He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him.

32 For who is God (Elohim), except יהוה? And who is a Rock, except our God (Elohim)?

33 God (Elohim) is my strength and power; and He maketh my way perfect.

34 He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet; and setteth me upon my high places.

35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

36 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; and Your gentleness hath made me great.

37 You have enlarged my 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 You have girded me with strength to battle; them that rose up against me have You subdued under me.

41 You have also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

42 They looked, but there was none to save; even unto יהוה, but He answered them not.

43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.

44 You also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people; You have kept me to be head of the heathen; a people 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.

46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

47 יהוה liveth; and blessed be my Rock; and exalted be the God (Elohim) of the Rock of my salvation.

48 It is God (Elohim) that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me,

49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies; You also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto you, O יהוה, among the nations, and I will sing praises unto Your name.

51 He is the tower of salvation for His king; and sheweth mercy to His anointed (mashiach), unto Dawid, and to His seed forevermore.”