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Bible Commentaries
2 Samuel 22

Smith's Bible CommentarySmith's Commentary

Verses 1-51

Chapter 22

In chapter twenty-two we have David's song of deliverance. Here is a psalm that is not in the Psalms, but it is here in second Samuel, and it is like the Psalms. It is one of David's psalms of God's deliverance.

He spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him out of the hands of his enemies, and from Saul: And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, the horn of my salvation, my high tower, my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies ( 2 Samuel 22:1-4 ).

David goes on in this beautiful psalm telling of God's help. How that when he was distressed, and he called upon the Lord, the Lord heard him, and God sent help unto him. Verse twenty-nine David declares,

For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God I've leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all of those who trust in him ( 2 Samuel 22:29-31 ).

A beautiful psalm, I suggest that you read it, and enjoy it as we do enjoy the Psalms. "

Bibliographical Information
Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 22". "Smith's Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/csc/2-samuel-22.html. 2014.
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