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And from them that hated me: for they were too
strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: But the Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because he delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteous
According to the cleanness of my hands hath he re
compensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me: And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also upright before him, And have kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according
to my righteousness; According to my cleanness in his eye sight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, And with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself up
right. With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; And with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsa
voury. And the afflicted people thou wilt save: But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
For thou art my lamp, O Lord:
He is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
For who is God, save the Lord ?
they could not arise:
under me. Thou hast also given me the necks of inine enemies,
That I might destroy them that hate me.
spread them abroad. Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of
my people, Thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen.
A people which I knew not shall serve me: Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: As soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me. Strangers shall fade away, And they shall be afraid out of their close places. The Lord liveth; and blessed be
my rock; And exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. It is God that avengeth me, And that bringeth down the people under me, And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: Thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that
rose up against me: Thou hast delivered me from the violent man. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord,
among the heathen,
Now these be the last words of David.
David the son of Jesse said,
the sun riseth,
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns
Because they cannot be taken with hands:
These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: he arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory. And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate! And the