2 Samuel Series: Ways God Delivers

Posted on 11 May 2022, Pastor: Dr. Greg Hyler

29 For You are my lamp, Lord;
And the Lord illuminates my darkness.
30 For by You I can run at a [a]troop of warriors;
By my God I can leap over a wall.
31 As for God, His way is [b]blameless;
The word of the Lord is refined;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
32 For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
33 God is my strong fortress;
And He [c]sets the [d]blameless on [e]His way.
34 He makes [f]my feet like deer’s feet,
And sets me on my high places.
35 He trains my hands for battle,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,
And Your [g]help makes me great.
37 You enlarge my steps under me,
And my [h]feet have not slipped.
38 I pursued my enemies and eliminated them,
And I did not turn back until they were finished off.
39 And I have devoured them and smashed them, so that they would not rise;
And they fell under my feet.
40 For You have encircled me with strength for battle;
You have forced those who rose up against me to bow down under me.
41 You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
And I [i]destroyed those who hated me.
42 They looked, but there was no one to save them;
Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
43 Then I pulverized them as the dust of the earth;
I crushed and trampled them like the mud of the streets.
44 You have also saved me from the contentions of my people;
You have kept me as head of the nations;
A people I have not known serve me.
45 Foreigners pretend to obey me;
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
46 Foreigners lose heart,
And [j]come trembling out of their fortresses.
47 The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock;
And exalted be [k]my God, the rock of my salvation,
48 The God who executes vengeance for me,
And brings down peoples under me,
49 Who also brings me out from my enemies;
You also raise me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent person.
50 Therefore I will [l]give thanks to You, Lord, among the nations,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
51 He is a tower of [m]salvation to His king,
And shows favor to His anointed,
To David and his [n]descendants forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 22:30 Or wall
  2. 2 Samuel 22:31 Lit complete; or having integrity
  3. 2 Samuel 22:33 Or sets free
  4. 2 Samuel 22:33 Lit complete; or having integrity
  5. 2 Samuel 22:33 Another reading is my
  6. 2 Samuel 22:34 Another reading is His
  7. 2 Samuel 22:36 Lit answering
  8. 2 Samuel 22:37 Lit ankles
  9. 2 Samuel 22:41 Or silenced
  10. 2 Samuel 22:46 Reading based on Ps 18:45; MT belt up themselves
  11. 2 Samuel 22:47 As in LXX; MT the God of the rock
  12. 2 Samuel 22:50 Or praise
  13. 2 Samuel 22:51 Lit acts of salvation
  14. 2 Samuel 22:51 Lit seed

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