22 And David spoke to Jehovah the words of this song+ in the day that Jehovah rescued him out of the hand of all his enemies+ and out of Saul’s hand.+ 2 He said:
“Jehovah is my crag and my stronghold+ and the One who rescues me.+
3 My God is my rock,+ in whom I take refuge,
My shield+ and my horn* of salvation,* my secure refuge*+
And my place to flee,+ my savior;+ you who save me from violence.
4 I call on Jehovah, who is worthy of praise,
And I will be saved from my enemies.
5 The waves of death broke all around me;+
Flash floods of worthless men terrified me.+
6 The ropes of the Grave* surrounded me;+
The snares of death confronted me.+
7 In my distress I called on Jehovah,+
To my God I kept calling.
Then from his temple he heard my voice,
And my cry for help reached his ears.+
8 Back and forth the earth began to shake and rock;+
The foundations of the heavens trembled+
And shook back and forth because he had been angered.+
9 Smoke ascended from his nostrils,
And a consuming fire came from his mouth;+
Glowing coals blazed from him.
10 He made the heavens bend as he descended,+
And thick gloom was beneath his feet.+
11 He rode on a cherub+ and came flying.
He was visible on the wings of a spirit.*+
12 Then he put darkness around him as a shelter,+
In dark waters and thick clouds.
13 From the brightness before him fiery coals blazed.
14 Then Jehovah began to thunder from heaven;+
The Most High made his voice heard.+
15 He shot his arrows+ and scattered them;
Lightning, and he threw them into confusion.+
16 The bed of the sea became visible;+
The foundations of the land were exposed by the rebuke of Jehovah,
By the blast of the breath from his nostrils.+
17 He reached down from on high;
He took hold of me and pulled me from deep waters.+
18 He rescued me from my strong enemy,+
From those hating me, who were stronger than I was.
19 They confronted me on the day of my disaster,+
But Jehovah was my support.
20 He brought me out into a place of safety;*+
He rescued me because he was pleased with me.+
21 Jehovah rewards me according to my righteousness;+
He repays me according to the innocence* of my hands.+
22 For I have kept the ways of Jehovah,
And I have not wickedly abandoned my God.
23 All his judgments+ are before me;
I will not deviate from his statutes.+
24 I will remain blameless+ before him,
And I will keep myself from error.+
25 May Jehovah repay me according to my righteousness,+
According to my innocence before him.+
26 With someone loyal you act in loyalty;+
With the blameless, mighty man, you deal blamelessly;+
27 With the pure you show yourself pure,+
But with the crooked you show yourself shrewd.*+
28 For you save those who are humble,+
But your eyes are against the haughty, and you abase them.+
29 For you are my lamp, O Jehovah;+
It is Jehovah who lights up my darkness.+
30 With your help I can charge against a marauder band;
By God’s power I can scale a wall.+
31 The way of the true God is perfect;+
The saying of Jehovah is refined.+
He is a shield to all those taking refuge in him.+
32 For who is a God besides Jehovah?+
And who is a rock except our God?+
33 The true God is my strong fortress,+
And he will make my way perfect.+
34 He makes my feet like those of a deer;
He makes me stand on high places.+
35 He trains my hands for warfare;
My arms can bend a bow of copper.
36 You give me your shield of salvation,
And your humility makes me great.+
37 You widen the path for my footsteps;
My feet* will not slip.+
38 I will pursue my enemies and annihilate them;
I will not return until they are wiped out.
39 And I will wipe them out and crush them, so that they will not rise up;+
They will fall under my feet.
40 You will equip me with strength for the battle;+
You will make my foes collapse under me.+
41 You will make my enemies retreat from me;*+
I will put an end to* those who hate me.+
42 They cry for help, but there is no one to save them;
They even cry to Jehovah, but he does not answer them.+
43 I will pound them as fine as the dust of the earth;
I will pulverize and trample them like mud in the streets.
44 You will rescue me from the faultfinding of my people.+
You will safeguard me to be the head of nations;+
A people whom I have not known will serve me.+
45 Foreigners will come cringing before me;+
What they hear about me will make them obey me.*
46 Foreigners will lose courage;*
They will come trembling from their strongholds.
47 Jehovah is alive! Praised be my Rock!+
Let the God of the rock of my salvation be exalted.+
48 The true God executes vengeance for me;+
He subdues the peoples under me;+
49 He rescues me from my enemies.
You lift me high+ above those who attack me;
You save me from the man of violence.+
50 That is why I will thank you, O Jehovah, among the nations,+
And to your name I will sing praises:*+
51 He performs great acts of salvation* for his king;+
He displays loyal love to his anointed one,
To David and his offspring* forever.”+