2 Samuel 22:11
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New International Version
He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.

New Living Translation
Mounted on a mighty angelic being, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.

English Standard Version
He rode on a cherub and flew; he was seen on the wings of the wind.

New American Standard Bible
"And He rode on a cherub and flew; And He appeared on the wings of the wind.

King James Bible
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.

International Standard Version
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind!

NET Bible
He mounted a winged angel and flew; he glided on the wings of the wind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rode on one of the angels as he flew, and he soared on the wings of the wind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he rode upon a cherub and flew; and he appeared upon the wings of the wind.

King James 2000 Bible
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

American King James Version
And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen on the wings of the wind.

American Standard Version
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; Yea, he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he rode upon the cherubims, and flew: and slid upon the wings of the wind.

Darby Bible Translation
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly; And he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

English Revised Version
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he rode upon a cherub, and flew: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.

World English Bible
He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he was seen on the wings of the wind.

Young's Literal Translation
And He rideth on a cherub, and doth fly, And is seen on the wings of the wind.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:1-51 David's psalm of thanksgiving. - This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly as Ps 18. They that trust God in the way of duty, shall find him a present help in their greatest dangers: David did so. Remarkable preservations should be particularly mentioned in our praises. We shall never be delivered from all enemies till we get to heaven. God will preserve all his people, 2Ti 4:18. Those who receive signal mercies from God, ought to give him the glory. In the day that God delivered David, he sang this song. While the mercy is fresh, and we are most affected with it, let the thank-offering be brought, to be kindled with the fire of that affection. All his joys and hopes close, as all our hopes should do, in the great Redeemer.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 11-13. -

"And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly;
And he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
And he made darkness booths round about him;
Gathering of waters, thickenings of clouds.
Out of the brightness before him
Coals of fire burned."
In 2 Samuel 6:2 Jehovah is described as sitting upon the cherubim; his presence there, called by the rabbins his Shechinah, that is, dwelling, being indicated by a cloud of light. In this psalm the cherub is his chariot, on which he rides forth to judgment. He was seen. There can be little doubt that the right reading is preserved in Psalm 18:10, where we find a verb signifying the swooping down of a bird of prey upon its quarry (Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 48:40). The two words differ only in the substitution of r for d, and these letters are so similar in Hebrew that they are constantly interchanged. Booths; made of branches of trees, and forming a temporary abode. So the dark storm clouds are gathered round the Almighty to veil his awful form from sight as he goes forth for judgment. Gathering of waters; probably the right reading, instead of which in the psalm we find "dark waters." The gathering of waters would describe the massing of the rain clouds. The difference here also consists only in one letter. Out of the brightness, which closely surrounds the Deity in the midst of the black mass of the tempest, the lightning flashes forth. This brightness is the Shechinah (see above), to which St. Paul also refers where he says that God's dwelling is in "the unapproachable light" (1 Timothy 6:16).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. See Gill on Psalm 18:10.



2 Samuel 22:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Song of Deliverance
10"He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet. 11"And He rode on a cherub and flew; And He appeared on the wings of the wind. 12"And He made darkness canopies around Him, A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:2
He and all his men went to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark.

Psalm 18:10
He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 104:3
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.
Treasury of Scripture

And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen on the wings of the wind.

a cherub

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden …

Exodus 25:19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end…

1 Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from there the …

Psalm 18:10 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: …

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Psalm 99:1 The LORD reigns; let the people tremble: he sits between the cherubim; …

Ezekiel 9:3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon …

Ezekiel 10:2-14 And he spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between …

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

upon the

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

Psalm 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

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