2 Samuel 22:25
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English Standard Version
And the LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight.

King James Bible
Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.

American Standard Version
Therefore hath Jehovah recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in his eyesight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord will recompense me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands in the sight of his eyes.

English Revised Version
Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eyesight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye-sight.

2 Samuel 22:25 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

17 He reached out of the height, He laid hold of me;

Drew me out of great waters:

18 Saved me from my enemy strong;

From my haters, because they were too strong for me.

19 They fell upon me in my day of calamity:

Then Jehovah became my stay,

20 And led me out into a broad place;

Delivered me, because He had pleasure in me.

The Lord stretched His hand from the height into the deep abysses, which had been uncovered through the threatening of the wrath of God, and drew out the sinking man. ישׁלח without יד is used to denote the stretching out of the hand, and in the sense of reaching out to a thing (as in 2 Samuel 6:6). רבּים מים (great waters) does not refer to the enemy, but to the calamities and dangers (waves of death and streams of Belial, 2 Samuel 22:5) into which the enemies of the Psalmist had plunged him. ימשׁני, from משׁה (Exodus 2:10), from which the name of Moses was derived, to whom there is probably an allusion made. As Moses was taken out of the waters of the Nile, so David was taken out of great (many) waters. This deliverance is still further depicted in a more literal terms in 2 Samuel 22:18. עז איבי, my enemy strong, poetical for my strong enemy, does not refer to one single enemy, namely Saul; but, as the parallel "my haters" shows, is a poetical personification of all his enemies. They were stronger than David, therefore the Lord had to deliver him with an almighty hand. The "day of calamity" in which the enemy fell upon him (קדּם: see at 2 Samuel 22:6) was the time when David wandered about in the desert helpless and homeless, fleeing from the pursuit of Saul. The Lord was then his support, or a staff on which he could support himself (vid., Psalm 23:4), and led him out of the strait into the broad, i.e., into a broad space where he could move freely, because God had pleasure in him, and had chosen him in His grace to be His servant. This reason for his deliverance is carried out still further in what follows.

2 Samuel 22:25 Parallel Commentaries

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recompensed

2 Samuel 22:21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

Isaiah 3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Romans 2:7,8 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life...

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

in his eye sight [heb] before his eyes

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his goings.

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:21
"The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.

Proverbs 11:31
If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

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