2 Samuel 22:2
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New International Version
He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

New Living Translation
He sang: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;

English Standard Version
He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

New American Standard Bible
He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

King James Bible
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said: The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,

International Standard Version
This is what he said: LORD, you are my stone stronghold and my fortified place; you are continuously delivering me.

NET Bible
He said: "The LORD is my high ridge, my stronghold, my deliverer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my Savior,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

American King James Version
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

American Standard Version
and he said, Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

English Revised Version
and he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

World English Bible
and he said, "Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, even mine;

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith: 'Jehovah is my rock, And my bulwark, and a deliverer to me,
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 2-4. -

Jehovah is my Cliff and my Stronghold and my Deliverer:
The God of my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My Shield and the Horn of my salvation,
My Fastness and my Place of refuge:
My Saviour: thou savest me from violence.
I call upon Jehovah, the praised One,
And I am saved from my enemies."
The Syriac in ver. 2 inserts, "Fervently do I love thee, Jehovah my Strength;" but it probably only borrows the words from Psalm 18:1. For we may well believe that it was at a later period of his life, after deeper and more heart searching trials, that David thus felt his love to Jehovah only strengthened and made more necessary to him by the loss of his earthly happiness. In ver. 3, The God of my rock is changed in Psalm 18:2 into "My God my Rock" (Authorized Version, "strength") - probably an intentional alteration, as being far less rugged and startling than this bold metaphor of the Deity being his rock's God. In the original the words present each its distinct idea. Thus in ver. 2 the rock is a high cliff or precipice. It is the word sela, which gave its name to the crag city of Idumea. Fortress really means a rock, difficult of access, and forming a secure retreat. It is entirely a natural formation, and not a building. In ver. 3 rock is a vast mountainous mass (Job 18:4), and, as it suggests the ideas of grandeur and immovable might, it is often used for God's glory as being the Strength and Protection of his people (Deuteronomy 32:15, 31; Isaiah 30:29, margin). Next follow two ordinary metaphors, the shield for defence, and the horn for attack; after which David, who had so often sought safety among the cliffs and fastnesses of the mountains, returns to the same circle of thoughts, and calls God his High Tower, the word signifying, not a building, but a height, a lofty natural stronghold; and finally his Refuge, a place of safe retreat among the mountains. This and the rest of the verse are omitted in Psalm 18:2. In ver. 4 the words are as literally translated above, and signify, "Whenever call, I am saved." In all times of difficulty, prayer brings immediate deliverance.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. See Gill on Psalm 18:2.



2 Samuel 22:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Song of Deliverance
1And David spoke the words of this song to the LORD in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; 3My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:25
Saul and his men began the search, and when David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Desert of Maon. When Saul heard this, he went into the Desert of Maon in pursuit of David.

1 Samuel 24:2
So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild Goats.

2 Samuel 22:32
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

2 Samuel 22:33
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,

Psalm 31:3
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
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