my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,(A)
    my shield[a](B) and the horn[b](C) of my salvation.
He is my stronghold,(D) my refuge and my savior—
    from violent people you save me.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 22:3 Or sovereign
  2. 2 Samuel 22:3 Horn here symbolizes strength.

19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
    my refuge(A) in time of distress,
to you the nations will come(B)
    from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(C)
    worthless idols(D) that did them no good.(E)

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12 Return to your fortress,(A) you prisoners of hope;
    even now I announce that I will restore twice(B) as much to you.

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