26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
    to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
27 to the pure(A) you show yourself pure,
    but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.(B)
28 You save the humble,(C)
    but your eyes are on the haughty(D) to bring them low.(E)
29 You, Lord, are my lamp;(F)
    the Lord turns my darkness into light.
30 With your help I can advance against a troop[a];
    with my God I can scale a wall.

31 “As for God, his way is perfect:(G)
    The Lord’s word is flawless;(H)
    he shields(I) all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock(J) except our God?(K)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 22:30 Or can run through a barricade

26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.

27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

29 For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.

30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.

31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

32 For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?

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