2 Samuel 22:29
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English Standard Version
For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness.

King James Bible
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

American Standard Version
For thou art my lamp, O Jehovah; And Jehovah will lighten my darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and thou, O Lord, wilt enlighten my darkness.

English Revised Version
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

2 Samuel 22:29 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 Jehovah rendered to me according to my righteousness,

According to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me.

22 For I have observed the ways of Jehovah,

And have not wickedly departed from my God.

23 For all His rights are before my eyes;

And His statutes,-I do not depart from them.

24 And I was innocent towards Him,

And kept myself from mine iniquity.

גּמל signifies to do to a person good or evil, like the Greek εὖ and κακῶς πράττειν τινά. The righteousness and cleanness of hands, i.e., the innocence, which David attributed to himself, were not perfect righteousness or holiness before God, but the righteousness of his endeavours and deeds as contrasted with the unrighteousness and wickedness of his adversaries and pursuers, and consisted in the fact that he endeavoured earnestly and sincerely to walk in the ways of God and to keep the divine commandments. מן רשׁע, to be wicked from, is a pregnant expression, signifying to depart wickedly from God. לנגדּי, i.e., as a standard before my eye. In the psalm we find עמּו תמים, innocent in intercourse with the Lord, instead of לו תמים (see Deuteronomy 18:13); and for the fact itself, David's own testimony in 1 Samuel 26:23-24, the testimony of God concerning him in 1 Kings 14:8, and the testimony of history in 1 Kings 15:5. מעוני, from mine iniquity, i.e., from the iniquity which I might have committed.

2 Samuel 22:29 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lamp. or, candle

Job 29:3 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

lighten

Psalm 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...

Isaiah 60:19,20 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you...

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

Cross References
2 Samuel 21:17
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, "You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel."

1 Kings 11:36
Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name.

Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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