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2 Samuel 22:1-7 Common English Bible (CEB)

David’s thanksgiving psalm

22 [a] David spoke the words of this song to the Lord after the Lord delivered him from the power of all his enemies and from Saul.

He said:
    The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.
    My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—
    he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,
    my place of safety and my shelter.
    My savior! Save me from violence!
Because he is praiseworthy,[b]
    I cried out to the Lord,
    and I was saved from my enemies.
Death’s waves were all around me;
    rivers of wickedness terrified me.
The cords of the grave[c] surrounded me;
    death’s traps held me tight.
In my distress I cried out to the Lord;
    I cried out to my God.
God heard my voice from his temple;
    my cry for help reached his ears.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Samuel 22:1 This poem also occurs in Psalm 18 with some variations.
  2. 2 Samuel 22:4 Heb uncertain
  3. 2 Samuel 22:6 Heb Sheol
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