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22 David sangd to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said:
3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,h
He is my stronghold,k my refuge and my savior—
from violent people you save me.
4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthyl of praise,
and have been saved from my enemies.
5 The wavesm of death swirled about me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
6 The cords of the graven coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
I called out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came to his ears.
they trembled because he was angry.
consuming firet came from his mouth,
burning coalsu blazed out of it.
dark cloudsv were under his feet.
11 He mounted the cherubimw and flew;
12 He made darknessy his canopy around him—
the darke rain clouds of the sky.
bolts of lightningz blazed forth.
14 The Lord thundereda from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
15 He shot his arrowsb and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the rebukec of the Lord,
at the blastd of breath from his nostrils.
17 “He reached down from on highe and took hold of me;
he drewf me out of deep waters.
18 He rescuedg me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
but the Lord was my support.h
20 He brought me out into a spaciousi place;
21 “The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;m
22 For I have keptp the ways of the Lord;
I am not guilty of turning from my God.
23 All his laws are before me;q
I have not turnedr away from his decrees.
24 I have been blamelesss before him
and have kept myself from sin.
25 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,t
according to my cleannessf in his sight.
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
27 to the pureu you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.v
28 You save the humble,w
29 You, Lord, are my lamp;z
the Lord turns my darkness into light.
30 With your help I can advance against a troopg;
with my God I can scale a wall.
31 “As for God, his way is perfect:a
The Lord’s word is flawless;b
he shieldsc all who take refuge in him.
33 It is God who arms me with strengthh
and keeps my way secure.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;f
he causes me to stand on the heights.g
35 He trains my handsh for battle;
my arms can bend a bowi of bronze.
36 You make your saving help my shield;j
your help has madei me great.
37 You provide a broad pathk for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39 I crushedl them completely, and they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
you humbled my adversaries before me.m
41 You made my enemies turn their backsn in flight,
and I destroyed my foes.
to the Lord, but he did not answer.q
43 I beat them as fine as the dustr of the earth;
44 “You have deliveredu me from the attacks of the peoples;
you have preservedv me as the head of nations.
Peoplew I did not know now serve me,
45 foreigners cowerx before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.y
who puts the nations under me,
49 who sets me free from my enemies.e
You exalted mef above my foes;
from a violent man you rescued me.
51 “He gives his king great victories;i
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,j
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