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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


22:1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: And David speaketh to Jehovah the words of this song in the day Jehovah hath delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul,
22:2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; and he saith: `Jehovah `is' my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me,
22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. My God `is' my rock -- I take refuge in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge! My Saviour, from violence Thou savest me!
22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The Praised One, I call Jehovah: And from mine enemies I am saved.
22:5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; When the breakers of death compassed me, The streams of the worthless terrify me,
22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; The cords of Sheol have surrounded me, Before me have been the snares of death.
22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears. In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I call, And He heareth from His temple my voice, And my cry `is' in His ears,
22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth. And shake and tremble doth the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He hath wrath!
22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. Gone up hath smoke by His nostrils. And fire from His mouth devoureth, Brands have been kindled by it.
22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet. And He inclineth heaven, and cometh down, And thick darkness `is' under His feet.
22:11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And is seen on the wings of the wind.
22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies. And He setteth darkness Round about Him -- tabernacles, Darkness of waters -- thick clouds of the skies.
22:13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled. From the brightness before Him Were brands of fire kindled!
22:14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice. Thunder from the heavens doth Jehovah, And the Most High giveth forth His voice.
22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them. And He sendeth forth arrows, And scattereth them; Lightning, and troubleth them;
22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils. And seen are the streams of the sea, Revealed are foundations of the world, By the rebuke of Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of His anger.
22:17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
22:18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. He delivereth me from my strong enemy, From those hating me, For they were stronger than I.
22:19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. They are before me in a day of my calamity, And Jehovah is my support,
22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me. And He bringeth me out to a large place, He draweth me out for He delighted in me.
22:21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. Jehovah recompenseth me, According to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands, He doth return to me.
22:22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
22:23 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. For all His judgments `are' before me, As to His statutes, I turn not from them.
22:24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. And I am perfect before Him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.
22:25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. And Jehovah returneth to me, According to my righteousness, According to my cleanness before His eyes.
22:26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. With the kind Thou shewest Thyself kind, With the perfect man Thou shewest Thyself perfect,
22:27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury. With the pure Thou shewest Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler.
22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down. And the poor people Thou dost save, And Thine eyes on the high causest to fall.
22:29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For Thou `art' my lamp, O Jehovah, And Jehovah doth lighten my darkness.
22:30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. For by Thee I run -- a troop, By my God I leap a wall.
22:31 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. God! Perfect `is' His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield He `is' to all those trusting in Him.
22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? For who is God save Jehovah? And who a Rock save our God?
22:33 God is my strength and power: And he maketh my way perfect. God -- my bulwark, `my' strength, And He maketh perfect my way;
22:34 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places. Making my feet like hinds, And on my high places causeth me to stand,
22:35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. Teaching my hands for battle, And brought down was a bow of brass by mine arms,
22:36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great. And Thou givest to me the shield of Thy salvation, And Thy lowliness maketh me great.
22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip. Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.
22:38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them. I pursue mine enemies and destroy them, And I turn not till they are consumed.
22:39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet. And I consume them, and smite them, And they rise not, and fall under my feet.
22:40 For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me. And Thou girdest me `with' strength for battle, Thou causest my withstanders to bow under me.
22:41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me. And mine enemies -- Thou givest to me the neck, Those hating me -- and I cut them off.
22:42 They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not. They look, and there is no saviour; Unto Jehovah, and He hath not answered them.
22:43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad. And I beat them as dust of the earth, As mire of the streets I beat them small -- I spread them out!
22:44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me. And -- Thou dost deliver me From the strivings of my people, Thou placest me for a head of nations; A people I have not known do serve me.
22:45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me. Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me.
22:46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places. Sons of a stranger fade away, And gird themselves by their close places.
22:47 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Jehovah liveth, and blessed `is' my Rock, And exalted is my God -- The Rock of my salvation.
22:48 It is God that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people under me, God -- who is giving vengeance to me, And bringing down peoples under me,
22:49 And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man. And bringing me forth from mine enemies, Yea, above my withstanders Thou raisest me up. From a man of violence Thou deliverest me.
22:50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. Therefore I confess Thee, O Jehovah, among nations. And to Thy name I sing praise.
22:51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and sheweth mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore. Magnifying the salvations of His king, And doing loving-kindness to His anointed, To David, and to his seed -- unto the age!'