2 Samuel 22:33
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English Standard Version
This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless.

King James Bible
God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

American Standard Version
God is my strong fortress; And he guideth the perfect in his way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God who hath girded me with strength, and made my way perfect.

English Revised Version
God is my strong fortress: and he guideth the perfect in his way.

Webster's Bible Translation
God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

2 Samuel 22:33 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

25 Thus Jehovah repaid me according to my righteousness,

According to my cleanness before His eyes.

26 Towards the pious Thou showest thyself pious,

Towards the perfectly innocent Thou showest thyself innocent.

27 Towards the genuine Thou showest thyself genuine,

And towards the perverse Thou showest thyself crooked.

28 And afflicted people Thou helpest,

And Thine eyes are against the haughty; them Thou humblest.

The motive for deliverance, which was expounded in 2 Samuel 22:21-24, is summed up briefly in 2 Samuel 22:25; and then in 2 Samuel 22:26 and 2 Samuel 22:27 it is carried back to the general truth, that the conduct of God towards men is regulated according to the conduct of men towards God. The vav cons. in ויּשׁב expresses the logical consequence. כּברי is used instead of ידי כּבר in 2 Samuel 22:21, which is repeated in the psalm simply for the sake of variation. The truth that God treats every man in accordance with his conduct towards Him, is expounded in four parallel clauses, in which the conduct of God is expressed in verbs in the Hithpael, formed from the adjectives used to describe the conduct of men towards God. To the חסיד, the pious or devoted to God, He also shows himself pious; and innocent, blameless, to the תמים גּבּור, the man strong in innocence, who walks in perfect innocence. נבר, a Niphal participle, from בּרר, he who keeps himself pure, strives after purity of walk. תּתּבר, an anomalous contraction of תּתבּרר (Ps.), analogous to the formation of נבר for נברר. The form תּתּפּל for תּתפּתּל, to show one's self perverse of crooked, is still more anomalous. God shows himself so towards the perverse, by giving him up to his perverseness (Romans 1:28). This general truth is applied in 2 Samuel 22:28 to the congregation of God, in the contrast which it presents of humble and haughty, and is expounded from the conduct of God, as displayed in the history of Israel, towards these two classes of men, into which the nation was divided. In the psalm, therefore, we find אתּה כּי, for which the simple ו is substituted here, because the verse does not contain any actual reason for what goes before. עני עם, afflicted people, is used to denote the pious and depressed in the nation; רמים, the high, i.e., the haughty, or godless rich and mighty in the nation. תּשׁפּיל is to be taken as a relative: whom Thou humblest (see Ewald, 332, b.; and for the thought, Isaiah 2:11). In the psalm the unusual mode of expression in the second clause is changed into the more common phrase, "Thou bringest down high, i.e., proud looks" (cf. Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 21:4; Proverbs 30:13; Psalm 131:1, etc.).

2 Samuel 22:33 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God...

Psalm 18:32 It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

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 28:7,8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices...

Psalm 31:4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privately for me: for you are my strength.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said the LORD.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

maketh [heb] riddeth, or looseth.
my way

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...


Deuteronomy 18:13 You shall be perfect with the LORD your God.

Job 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? or is it gain to him, that you make your ways perfect?

Psalm 101:2,6 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart...

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:2
He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

Psalm 31:3
For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;

Psalm 31:4
you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge.

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