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2 Samuel 22

Introduction

Overview

2 Samuel 22:1, David’s psalm of thanksgiving for God’s powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings.

Verse 1

David: Psalms 50:14, Psalms 103:1-6, Psalms 116:1-19

words: Exodus 15:1, Judges 5:1

in: 2 Samuel 22:49, Psalms 18:1, *title Psalms 34:19, Isaiah 12:1-6, 2 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:18, Revelation 7:9-17

and out: 1 Samuel 23:14, 1 Samuel 24:15, 1 Samuel 25:29, 1 Samuel 26:24, 1 Samuel 27:1

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:9 - cut off 2 Samuel 12:7 - I delivered 2 Samuel 22:18 - delivered 1 Chronicles 16:7 - on that day 1 Chronicles 17:8 - have cut off 2 Chronicles 20:26 - blessed Psalms 18:17 - strong Psalms 27:6 - above Psalms 28:7 - with Psalms 32:7 - songs Psalms 34:6 - saved Psalms 55:18 - He hath Psalms 71:17 - hitherto Isaiah 26:1 - this song Acts 12:11 - and hath 2 Timothy 3:11 - but

Verse 2

Deuteronomy 32:4, 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalms 18:2-50, Psalms 31:3, Psalms 42:9, Psalms 71:3, Psalms 91:2, Psalms 144:2, Matthew 16:18

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:32 - a rock 2 Samuel 22:51 - the tower 2 Samuel 23:3 - the Rock Luke 6:48 - rock

Verse 3

in him: Hebrews 2:13

shield: Genesis 15:1, Deuteronomy 33:29, Psalms 3:3, Psalms 5:12, Psalms 28:7, Psalms 84:9, Psalms 84:11, Psalms 115:9-11, Proverbs 30:5

the horn: 1 Samuel 2:1, Luke 1:69

my high: 2 Samuel 22:51, Psalms 61:3, Psalms 144:2, Proverbs 18:10

my refuge: Psalms 9:9, Psalms 14:6, Psalms 18:2, Psalms 27:5, Psalms 32:7, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 46:7, Psalms 46:11, Psalms 59:16, Psalms 71:7, Psalms 142:4, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 16:9

my saviour: Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 45:21, Luke 1:47, Luke 1:71, Titus 3:4, Titus 3:6

thou savest: 2 Samuel 22:49, Psalms 55:9, Psalms 72:14, Psalms 86:14, Psalms 140:1, Psalms 140:4, Psalms 140:11

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:4 - the Rock 2 Samuel 22:31 - a buckler 2 Samuel 22:32 - a rock Psalms 31:2 - my strong rock

Verse 4

I will: Psalms 116:2, Psalms 116:4, Psalms 116:13, Psalms 116:17

worthy: Nehemiah 9:5, Psalms 18:3, Psalms 66:2, Psalms 106:2, Psalms 148:1-4, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 5:12

so: Psalms 34:6, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 55:16, Psalms 56:9, Psalms 57:1-3, Romans 10:13

Verse 5

waves: or, pangs, 1 Thessalonians 5:3

the floods: Psalms 18:4, Psalms 69:14, Psalms 69:15, Psalms 93:3, Psalms 93:4, Isaiah 59:19, Jeremiah 46:7, Jeremiah 46:8, Revelation 12:15, Revelation 12:16, Revelation 17:1, Revelation 17:15

ungodly men: Heb. Belial

Reciprocal: Luke 6:48 - the flood

Verse 6

sorrows: or, cords, Job 36:8, Psalms 18:5, Psalms 116:3, Psalms 140:5, Proverbs 5:22, Jonah 2:2, Acts 2:24

the snares: Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 14:27

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:4 - sorrows

Verse 7

my distress: Psalms 116:4, Psalms 120:1, Matthew 26:38, Matthew 26:39, Luke 22:44, Hebrews 5:7

did hear: Exodus 3:7, Psalms 34:6, Psalms 34:15-17

out: 1 Kings 8:28-30, Psalms 18:6, Psalms 27:4, Jonah 2:4, Jonah 2:7, Habakkuk 2:20

my cry: James 5:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 66:14 - when Proverbs 13:14 - to Daniel 6:22 - My God Philippians 4:19 - God Revelation 8:5 - and there

Verse 8

the earth: Judges 5:4, Psalms 18:7, Psalms 77:18, Psalms 97:4, Habakkuk 3:6-11, Matthew 27:51, Matthew 28:2, Acts 4:31

foundations: Job 26:11, Nahum 1:5

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 23:7 - and they shall Psalms 60:2 - made Micah 6:2 - foundations Zechariah 10:5 - as

Verse 9

went: 2 Samuel 22:16, Exodus 15:7, Exodus 15:8, Exodus 19:18, Exodus 24:17, Deuteronomy 32:22, Job 4:9, Job 41:20, Job 41:21, Psalms 18:8, Psalms 18:15, Psalms 97:3-5, Isaiah 30:27, Isaiah 30:33, Jeremiah 5:14, Jeremiah 15:14, Hebrews 12:29

out of his: Heb. by his, etc

coals: Habakkuk 3:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:17 - a burning lamp 2 Samuel 22:13 - coals of fire

Verse 10

bowed: Psalms 144:5, Isaiah 64:1-3

darkness: Exodus 20:21, Deuteronomy 4:11, 1 Kings 8:12, Psalms 97:2, Psalms 104:3, Matthew 27:45, Luke 23:44, Luke 23:45

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:12 - made Psalms 18:9 - He bowed

Verse 11

a cherub: Genesis 3:24, Exodus 25:19, 1 Samuel 4:4, Psalms 18:10, Psalms 68:17, Psalms 80:1, Psalms 99:1, Ezekiel 9:3, Ezekiel 10:2-14, Hebrews 1:14

upon the: Psalms 104:3, Psalms 139:9

Verse 12

made: 2 Samuel 22:10, Psalms 18:11, Psalms 18:12, Psalms 27:5, Psalms 97:2

dark waters: Heb. binding waters

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:10 - rode Psalms 144:6 - Cast forth

Verse 13

coals of fire: 2 Samuel 22:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:12 - hail

Verse 14

thundered: Exodus 19:6, Judges 5:20, 1 Samuel 2:10, 1 Samuel 7:10, 1 Samuel 12:17, 1 Samuel 12:18, Job 37:2-5, Job 40:9, Psalms 29:3-9, Psalms 77:16-19, Isaiah 30:30, Ezekiel 10:5, Revelation 11:19

Reciprocal: Job 36:33 - noise Job 37:5 - thundereth Psalms 18:33 - high Psalms 77:18 - earth Isaiah 29:6 - General Joel 2:11 - utter

Verse 15

arrows: Deuteronomy 32:23, Joshua 10:10, Psalms 7:12, Psalms 7:13, Psalms 18:14, Psalms 45:5, Psalms 144:6, Psalms 144:7, Habakkuk 3:11

Reciprocal: Job 37:5 - thundereth Psalms 77:17 - thine Joel 2:11 - utter

Verse 16

the channels: Exodus 14:21-27, Exodus 15:8-10, Psalms 18:15-17, Psalms 114:3-7

rebuking: Exodus 15:8, Job 38:11, Psalms 106:9, Nahum 1:4, Habakkuk 3:8-10, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 8:27

nostrils: or, anger, 2 Samuel 22:9, Psalms 74:1

Reciprocal: Isaiah 40:24 - he shall also Micah 6:2 - foundations Haggai 1:9 - blow upon it

Verse 17

sent: Psalms 18:16, Psalms 144:7

he drew: Psalms 32:6, Psalms 59:1, Psalms 59:2, Psalms 93:3, Psalms 93:4, Psalms 124:4, Psalms 124:5, Psalms 130:1, Isaiah 43:2, Lamentations 3:54, Revelation 17:15

many: or, great

Reciprocal: Psalms 46:1 - a very

Verse 18

delivered: 2 Samuel 22:1, Psalms 3:7, Psalms 56:9, 2 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:17

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:17 - strong Psalms 18:19 - because

Verse 19

prevented: 2 Samuel 15:10-13, 1 Samuel 19:11-17, 1 Samuel 23:26, 1 Samuel 23:27, Psalms 18:18, Psalms 18:19, Psalms 118:10-13, Matthew 27:39-44

the Lord: Psalms 71:20, Psalms 71:21, Isaiah 26:19, Isaiah 50:10

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:17 - succoured

Verse 20

brought: Genesis 26:22, 1 Chronicles 4:10, Psalms 31:8, Psalms 118:5, Hosea 4:16

delighted: 2 Samuel 15:26, Psalms 22:8, Psalms 147:11, Psalms 149:4, Isaiah 42:1, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Matthew 27:43, Acts 2:32-36

Reciprocal: Numbers 14:8 - delight Deuteronomy 7:8 - because 1 Chronicles 27:6 - mighty

Verse 21

rewarded: 2 Samuel 22:25, 1 Samuel 26:23, 1 Kings 8:32, Psalms 7:3, Psalms 7:4, Psalms 7:8, Psalms 18:20-25, Psalms 19:11, 1 Corinthians 15:58

cleanness: Job 17:9, Psalms 24:4, James 4:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:33 - righteousness

Verse 22

I have kept: Numbers 16:15, 1 Samuel 12:3, Job 23:10-12, 2 Corinthians 1:12

the ways: Genesis 18:19, Psalms 119:1, Psalms 128:1, Proverbs 8:32

have not: Psalms 36:3, Psalms 125:5, Zephaniah 1:6, John 15:10, Hebrews 10:38, Hebrews 10:39

Verse 23

For all: Psalms 119:6, Psalms 119:86, Psalms 119:128, Luke 1:6, John 15:14

judgments: Deuteronomy 6:1, Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 7:12, Psalms 19:8, Psalms 19:9, Psalms 119:13, Psalms 119:30, Psalms 119:102

I did not: Deuteronomy 8:11

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 22:14 - And who

Verse 24

upright: Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1, Job 1:1, Psalms 51:6, Psalms 84:11, John 1:47, 2 Corinthians 5:11

before him: Heb. to him

kept: Proverbs 4:23, Hebrews 12:1

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 18:8 - hath withdrawn

Verse 25

recompensed: 2 Samuel 22:21, Isaiah 3:10, Romans 2:7, Romans 2:8, 2 Corinthians 5:10

in his eye sight: Heb. before his eyes, Proverbs 5:21

Verse 26

the merciful: Matthew 5:7, James 2:13

Verse 27

the pure: Matthew 5:8

froward: Leviticus 26:23-28, Deuteronomy 28:58-61, Psalms 125:5

show thyself unsavoury: or, wrestle, Exodus 18:11, Psalms 18:26, Isaiah 45:9

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:24 - General 2 Samuel 18:28 - Blessed

Verse 28

afflicted: Exodus 3:7, Exodus 3:8, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 72:12, Psalms 72:13, Psalms 140:12, Isaiah 61:1-3, Isaiah 63:9, Matthew 5:3

but thine: Exodus 9:14-17, Exodus 10:3, Exodus 18:11, Job 40:11, Job 40:12, Psalms 138:6, Proverbs 21:4, Isaiah 2:11, Isaiah 5:15, Isaiah 37:23, Isaiah 37:28, Isaiah 37:29, Daniel 4:37, James 4:6, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:5, 1 Peter 5:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:27 - save

Verse 29

lamp: or, candle, Job 29:3, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 84:11, John 8:12, Revelation 21:23

lighten: Psalms 4:6, Psalms 18:28, Psalms 97:11, Psalms 112:4, Isaiah 50:10, Isaiah 60:19, Isaiah 60:20, Micah 7:9, Malachi 4:2, John 12:46

Reciprocal: Acts 12:7 - and a

Verse 30

run through: or, broken, Psalms 18:29, Psalms 118:10-12, Romans 8:37, Philippians 4:13

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:9 - And I was

Verse 31

his way: Deuteronomy 32:4, Daniel 4:37, Matthew 5:48, Revelation 15:3

the word: Psalms 12:6, Psalms 18:30, Psalms 119:140, Proverbs 30:5

tried: or, refined

a buckler: 2 Samuel 22:3, Psalms 35:2, Psalms 91:4, Psalms 2:7

Verse 32

For who: Deuteronomy 32:31, Deuteronomy 32:39, 1 Samuel 2:2, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 45:5, Isaiah 45:6, Isaiah 45:21, Jeremiah 10:6, Jeremiah 10:7, Jeremiah 10:16

a rock: 2 Samuel 22:2, 2 Samuel 22:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:4 - the Rock 2 Samuel 23:3 - the Rock Psalms 18:31 - General Luke 6:48 - rock

Verse 33

strength: Exodus 15:2, Psalms 18:32, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 28:7, Psalms 28:8, Psalms 31:4, Psalms 46:1, Isaiah 41:10, Zechariah 10:12, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13

maketh: Heb. riddeth, or looseth

my way: Hebrews 13:21

perfect: Deuteronomy 18:13, Job 22:3, Psalms 101:2, Psalms 101:6, Psalms 119:1

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name

Verse 34

maketh: Heb. equalleth to

like hinds': 2 Samuel 2:18, Deuteronomy 33:25, Habakkuk 3:19

setteth: Deuteronomy 32:13, Isaiah 33:16, Isaiah 58:14

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:9 - And I was

Verse 35

teacheth: Psalms 18:33, Psalms 18:34, Psalms 144:1

to war: Heb. for the war

a bow: Psalms 46:9, Ezekiel 39:3, Ezekiel 39:9, Ezekiel 39:10

Reciprocal: Job 20:24 - the bow

Verse 36

the shield: Genesis 15:1, Psalms 84:11, Ephesians 6:16

gentleness: Psalms 18:35

made me great: Heb. multiplied me, Genesis 12:2, Genesis 22:17, Psalms 115:14

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:34 - teacheth Titus 3:2 - gentle

Verse 37

enlarged: Psalms 4:1, Psalms 18:36, Proverbs 4:12

feet: Heb. ankles, 1 Samuel 2:9, Psalms 17:5, Psalms 94:18, Psalms 121:3

Verse 38

2 Samuel 5:18-25, 2 Samuel 8:1, 2 Samuel 8:2, 2 Samuel 8:13, 2 Samuel 8:14, 2 Samuel 10:14, Psalms 21:8, Psalms 21:9, Romans 8:37

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:7 - shall cause 1 Chronicles 17:8 - have cut off

Verse 39

Psalms 18:37, Psalms 110:1, Psalms 110:5, Psalms 110:6, Psalms 118:10-12, Malachi 4:1, Malachi 4:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:38 - General Psalms 74:3 - Lift

Verse 40

girded: 1 Samuel 17:49-51, 1 Samuel 23:5, Psalms 18:32, Psalms 18:39, Isaiah 45:5, Colossians 1:11

them: Psalms 44:5, Psalms 144:2

subdued: Heb. caused to bow, Isaiah 60:14, Revelation 5:9

Reciprocal: Psalms 89:23 - I will

Verse 41

necks: Genesis 49:8, Exodus 23:27, Joshua 10:24, Psalms 18:40, Psalms 18:41

I might: Psalms 21:8, Psalms 21:9, Luke 19:14, Luke 19:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Reciprocal: Esther 9:1 - though it was turned Psalms 18:39 - that Romans 16:4 - laid

Verse 42

unto the Lord: 1 Samuel 28:6, Job 27:9, Proverbs 1:28, Isaiah 1:15, Ezekiel 20:3, Micah 3:4, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23, Luke 13:25, Luke 13:26

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:41 - General Psalms 50:22 - none

Verse 43

as small: 2 Kings 13:7, Psalms 35:5, Daniel 2:35, Malachi 4:1

as the mire: Psalms 18:42, Isaiah 10:6, Micah 7:10, Zechariah 10:5

did spread: Deuteronomy 32:26, Isaiah 26:15, Zechariah 2:6, Luke 21:24

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:41 - General Isaiah 41:2 - as the Isaiah 41:25 - come upon Daniel 7:7 - a fourth Malachi 4:3 - tread down

Verse 44

delivered: 2 Samuel 3:1, 2 Samuel 5:1, 2 Samuel 18:6-8, 2 Samuel 19:9, 2 Samuel 19:14, 2 Samuel 20:1, 2 Samuel 20:2, 2 Samuel 20:22, Psalms 2:1-6, Psalms 18:43, Acts 4:25-28, Acts 5:30, Acts 5:31

head: 2 Samuel 8:1-14, Deuteronomy 28:13, Psalms 2:8, Psalms 60:8, Psalms 60:9, Psalms 72:8, Psalms 72:9, Psalms 110:6, Isaiah 60:12, Daniel 7:14, Romans 15:12, Revelation 11:15

a people: Isaiah 55:5, Isaiah 65:1, Hosea 2:23, Romans 9:25

Reciprocal: Psalms 9:5 - rebuked Psalms 18:44 - shall submit

Verse 45

Strangers: Heb. Sons of the stranger, Isaiah 56:3, Isaiah 56:6

submit themselves: or, yield feigned obedience, Heb. lie, Deuteronomy 33:29, Psalms 18:44, Psalms 18:45, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 81:15, Acts 8:13, Acts 8:21-23

Reciprocal: Proverbs 18:10 - the righteous

Verse 46

fade away: Isaiah 64:6, James 1:11

out: Isaiah 2:19, Isaiah 2:21, Amos 9:3, Micah 7:17

Verse 47

Lord: Deuteronomy 32:39, Deuteronomy 32:40, Job 19:25

the rock of: Psalms 89:26, Luke 1:47

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - exalt him Deuteronomy 32:15 - the Rock Judges 5:2 - for the avenging 1 Samuel 25:39 - Blessed 1 Kings 3:6 - great Psalms 18:46 - Lord Psalms 95:1 - the rock Psalms 97:6 - all the Luke 6:48 - rock

Verse 48

avengeth me: Heb. giveth avengement for me, 2 Samuel 18:19, 2 Samuel 18:31, 1 Samuel 25:30, Psalms 94:1

that bringeth: Psalms 110:1, Psalms 144:2, 1 Corinthians 15:25

Reciprocal: Judges 5:2 - for the avenging 1 Samuel 25:31 - avenged 2 Samuel 4:8 - the Lord Psalms 18:47 - avengeth

Verse 49

thou also: 2 Samuel 5:12, 2 Samuel 7:8, 2 Samuel 7:9, Numbers 24:7, Numbers 24:17-19, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalms 18:48

the violent: Psalms 52:1, Psalms 140:1

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:7 - I delivered 2 Samuel 18:31 - the Lord 2 Samuel 22:1 - in 2 Samuel 22:3 - thou savest Psalms 27:6 - above 2 Timothy 3:11 - but

Verse 50

among: Romans 15:9

I will sing: Psalms 18:49, Psalms 145:1, Psalms 145:2, Psalms 146:1, Psalms 146:2, Isaiah 12:1-6

Verse 51

the tower: 2 Samuel 22:2, Psalms 3:3, Psalms 21:1, Psalms 48:3, Psalms 89:26, Psalms 91:2, Psalms 144:10

his anointed: Psalms 18:50, Psalms 89:20

seed: 2 Samuel 7:12, 2 Samuel 7:13, Psalms 18:50, Psalms 89:29, Psalms 89:36, Jeremiah 30:9, Luke 1:31-33, Revelation 11:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - my salvation 2 Samuel 7:29 - for ever 2 Samuel 22:3 - my high 2 Chronicles 1:8 - Thou has showed Psalms 18:49 - will I give thanks Proverbs 18:10 - a strong Song of Solomon 4:4 - neck

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 22". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-samuel-22.html.