32“For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
33This God is my strong refuge
34He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on the heights.
35He trains my hands for war,
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your gentleness made me great.
37You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet6 did not slip;
38I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,
and did not turn back until they were consumed.
39I consumed them; I thrust them through, so that they did not rise;
they fell under my feet.
40For you equipped me with strength for the battle;
you made those who rise against me sink under me.
41You made my enemies turn their backs to me,7
those who hated me, and I destroyed them.
42They looked, but there was none to save;
they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
43I beat them fine as the dust of the earth;
I crushed them and stamped them down like the mire of the streets.
44“You delivered me from strife with my people;8
you kept me as the head of the nations;
people whom I had not known served me.
45Foreigners came cringing to me;
as soon as they heard of me, they obeyed me.
46Foreigners lost heart
and came trembling9 out of their fortresses.
47“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
48the God who gave me vengeance
and brought down peoples under me,
49who brought me out from my enemies;
you exalted me above those who rose against me;
you delivered me from men of violence.
50“For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
and sing praises to your name.
51Great salvation he brings10 to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring forever.”
- 4 22:33 Or his; also verse 34
- 5 22:33 Compare Psalm 18:32; Hebrew he has blamelessly set my way free, or he has made my way spring up blamelessly
- 6 22:37 Hebrew ankles
- 7 22:41 Or You gave me my enemies' necks
- 8 22:44 Septuagint with the peoples
- 9 22:46 Compare Psalm 18:45; Hebrew equipped themselves
- 10 22:51 Or He is a tower of salvation
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