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2 Kings (2 Samuel) Chapter 22

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:1

sa2 22:1

And David spake unto the LORD the words of this (a) song in the day [that] the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

(a) In token of the wonderful benefits that he received from God.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:2

sa2 22:2

And he said, The LORD [is] my (b) rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

(b) By the diversity of these comfortable means, he shows how his faith was strengthened in all temptations.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:5

sa2 22:5

When the (c) waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

(c) As David (who was the figure of Christ) was by God's power delivered from all dangers: so Christ and his Church will overcome most grievous dangers, tyranny and death.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:9

sa2 22:9

There went up a (d) smoke out of his nostrils, and (e) fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

(d) That is, clouds, and vapours.

(e) Lightening and thundering.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:10

sa2 22:10

He (f) bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet.

(f) So it seems when the air is dark.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:11

sa2 22:11

And he rode upon a (g) cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

(g) To fly in a moment through the world.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:13

sa2 22:13

Through the brightness before him were (h) coals of fire kindled.

(h) By this description of a tempest he declares the power of God against his enemies.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:16

sa2 22:16

And the (i) channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

(i) He alludes to the miracle of the Red Sea.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:19

sa2 22:19

They (k) prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

(k) I was so beset, that all means seemed to fail.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:21

sa2 22:21

The LORD rewarded me according to my (l) righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

(l) Toward Saul and my enemies.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:22

sa2 22:22

For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not (m) wickedly departed from my God.

(m) I attempted nothing without his commandment.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:27

sa2 22:27

With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the (n) froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

(n) Their wickedness is cause that you seem to forget your usual mercy.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:31

sa2 22:31

[As for] God, his way [is] (o) perfect; the word of the LORD [is] tried: he [is] a buckler to all them that trust in him.

(o) The manner that God uses to aid his own, never fails.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:34

sa2 22:34

He maketh my feet like (p) hinds' [feet]: and setteth me upon my high places.

(p) He uses extraordinary means to make me win most strongholds.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:40

sa2 22:40

For thou hast (q) girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.

(q) He acknowledges that God was the author of his victories, who gave him strength.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:42

sa2 22:42

They looked, but [there was] none to save; [even] unto the (r) LORD, but he answered them not.

(r) The wicked in their time of need are forced to flee to God, but it is too late.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:44

sa2 22:44

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my (s) people, thou hast kept me [to be] head of the heathen: a people [which] I knew not shall serve me.

(s) Meaning, of the Jews, who conspired against me.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:45

sa2 22:45

Strangers (t) shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.

(t) Not willingly obeying me, but deceitfully.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 22:47

sa2 22:47

The LORD liveth; (u) and blessed [be] my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

(u) Let him show his power that he is the governor of all the world.

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