Neviim Rishonim (Early Neviim)

Shemuel Bet / שמואל

2nd Samuel Chapter 22


(The Second book of the Kings)

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Praise for Hashem's Deliverance

(Psa 18:1-50)

22:1 And David spake unto YHWH (יהוה) the words of this song in the day [that] YHWH (יהוה) had delivered him out of the hand of all His enemies, and out of the hand of Sha'ul:

22:2 And he said:

The YHWH (יהוה) [is] my sela (rock), and my matzudah (fortress), and my mepalati (deliverer);

22:3 Elohei (אלהים) tzuri (my rock); in Him will I trust: [he is] my mogen (shield), and keren (horn) yishi (my salvation), my misgav (stronghold), and my manos (refuge), my moshia

(משׁעי); thou savest me from violence.

22:4 I will call on YHWH (יהוה), [who is] worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

22:5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of belial (scoundrels)  assailed me;

22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

22:7 In my distress I called upon YHWH (יהוה), and cried to my Elohim (אלהים): and he did hear my voice out of His temple, and my cry [did enter] into His ears.

22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because He was wroth.

22:9 There went up a smoke out of His nostrils, and fire out of His mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under His feet.

22:11 And he rode upon a Keruv, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, [and] thick clouds of the skies.

22:13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

22:14 The YHWH (יהוה) thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered His voice.

22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of YHWH (יהוה), at the blast of the breath of His nostrils.

22:17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew 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.

22:19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but YHWH (יהוה) was my stay.

22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

22:21 The YHWH (יהוה) rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

22:22 For I have kept the ways of YHWH (יהוה), and have not wickedly departed from my Elohim (אלהים).

22:23 For all His judgments [were] before me: and [as for] His statutes, I did not depart from them.

22:24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.

22:25 Therefore YHWH (יהוה) hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in His eye sight.

22:26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, [and] with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.

22:27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes [are] upon the haughty, [that] thou mayest bring [them] down.

22:29 For thou [art] my lamp, O YHWH (יהוה): and YHWH (יהוה) will lighten my darkness.

22:30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my Elohim (אלהים) have I leaped over a wall.

22:31 [As for] Elohim (אלהים), His way [is] perfect; the Dvar YHWH (יהוה) [is] tried: he [is] a buckler to all them that trust in him.

22:32 For who [is] Elohim (אלהים), save YHWH (יהוה)? and who [is] a rock, save our Elohim (אלהים)?

22:33 Ha EL mauzi (strength) [and] khayil (power): and he maketh my way perfect.

22:34 He maketh my feet like hinds' [feet]: and setteth me upon my high places.

22:35 He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.


Vatiten - li magen yishekha vaanotkha tarbeni:

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.

22:37 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.

22:38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.

22:39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen 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.

22:41 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.

22:42 They looked, but [there was] none to save; [even] unto YHWH (יהוה), but he answered them not.

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.

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.

22:45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

22:46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

22:47 The YHWH (יהוה) liveth; and blessed [be] my rock; and exalted be the Elohim (אלהים) of the rock of my yishi (ישׁעי).

22:48 It [is] Elohim (אלהים) that avengeth me, and that bringeth down the people 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.

22:50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O YHWH (יהוה), among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto Thy Name.

22:51 [He is] the tower of yeshuot (salvation, ישׁועות) for His king: and sheweth mercy to His anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

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