2 Samuel 22:21
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English Standard Version
“The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.

King James Bible
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

American Standard Version
Jehovah rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will reward me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands he will render to me.

English Revised Version
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

2 Samuel 22:21 Parallel
Commentary
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 22:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rewarded

2 Samuel 22:25 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.

1 Samuel 26:23 The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand to day...

1 Kings 8:32 Then hear you in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way on his head...

Psalm 7:3,4,8 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 18:20-25 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me...

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

cleanness

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalm 24:4 He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

Cross References
1 Samuel 26:23
The LORD rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the LORD gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the LORD's anointed.

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

1 Kings 8:32
then hear in heaven and act and judge your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

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

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