2 Samuel 22:31
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New Living Translation
"God's way is perfect. All the LORD's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

King James Bible
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

Darby Bible Translation
As for �God, his way is perfect; The word of Jehovah is tried: He is a shield to all that trust in him.

World English Bible
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

Young's Literal Translation
God! Perfect is His way, The saying of Jehovah is tried, A shield He is to all those trusting in Him.

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2 Samuel 22:31 Parallel Commentaries
Christ's Prophetic Office
'The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet,' &c. Deut 18:85. Having spoken of the person of Christ, we are next to speak of the offices of Christ. These are Prophetic, Priestly, and Regal. 'The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet.' Enunciatur hic locus de Christo. It is spoken of Christ.' There are several names given to Christ as a Prophet. He is called the Counsellor' in Isa 9:9. In uno Christo Angelus foederis completur [The Messenger of the Covenant appears in Christ alone].
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 5:48
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!

2 Samuel 22:3
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.

Psalm 12:6
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

Psalm 84:9
O God, look with favor upon the king, our shield! Show favor to the one you have anointed.

Psalm 119:140
Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.

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