2 Samuel 22:22
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English Standard Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.

King James Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

American Standard Version
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

English Revised Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

2 Samuel 22:22 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

14 Jehovah thundered from the heavens,

And the Most High gave His voice.

15 He sent arrows, and scattered them;

Lightning, and discomfited them.

16 Then the beds of the sea became visible;

The foundations of the world were uncovered,

Through the threatening of Jehovah,

By the snorting of the breath of His nostrils.

God sent lightning as arrows upon the enemies along with violent thunder, and threw them thereby into confusion. המם, to throw into confusion, and thereby to destroy, is the standing expression for the destruction of the foe accomplished by the miraculous interposition of God (vid., Exodus 14:24; Exodus 23:27; Joshua 10:10; Judges 4:15; 1 Samuel 7:10). To the thunder there were added stormy wind and earthquake, as an effect of the wrath of God, whereby the foundations of the sea and land were laid bare, i.e., whereby the depth of the abyss and of the hell in the interior of the earth, into which the person to be rescued had fallen, were disclosed.

(Note: In 2 Samuel 22:13-16 the text of the Psalms deviates greatly and in many instances from that before us. In v. 13 we find אשׁ וגחלי בּרד עברוּ עביו instead of אשׁ גּחלי בּערוּ; and after v. 14 אשׁ וגחלי בּרד is repeated in the psalm. In v. 15 we have רב וּברקים for בּרק, and in v. 16 מים אפיקי for ים אפיקי. The other deviations are inconsiderable. So far as the repetition of אשׁ וגחלי בּרד at the end of v. 14 is concerned, it is not only superfluous, but unsuitable, because the lightning following the thunder is described in v. 15, and the words repeated are probably nothing more than a gloss that has crept by an oversight into the text. The מים אפיקי in v. 16 is an obvious softening down of the ים אפיקי of the text before us. In the other deviations, however, the text of the Psalms is evidently the more original of the two; the abridgment of the second clause of v. 13 is evidently a simplification of the figurative description in the psalm, and רב בּרקים in the 15th verse of the psalm is more poetical and a stronger expression than the mere בּרק of our text.)

2 Samuel 22:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have kept

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them...

1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken?...

Job 23:10-12 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

the ways

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

Proverbs 8:32 Now therefore listen to me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

have not

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

Cross References
Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him."

Psalm 128:1
Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!

Proverbs 8:32
"And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways.

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