Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2 Samuel 23 - The SPIRIT Of JEHOVAH Spoke Through David About JESUS, The SON Of GOD

2 Samuel 23:1-39 NIV

David’s Last Words

1These are the last words of David:

“The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse,

the utterance of the man exalted by The MOST HIGH,

the man anointed by The GOD of Jacob,

the hero of Israel’s songs:

2“The SPIRIT of The LORD Spoke Through me;

HIS WORD Was on my tongue.

3The GOD of Israel Spoke,

The ROCK of Israel Said to me:

‘When One Rules over people in righteousness,

when HE Rules in the Fear of GOD,

4HE Is like the Light of morning at sunrise

on a cloudless morning,

like the Brightness after rain

that brings grass from the earth.’

5“If my house were not right with GOD,

surely HE Would Not Have Made with me an Everlasting


Arranged and Secured in every part;

surely HE Would Not Bring to fruition my salvation

and Grant me my every desire.

6But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns,

which are not gathered with the hand.

7Whoever touches thorns

uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear;

they are burned up where they lie.”

David’s Mighty Warriors

8These are the names of David’s mighty warriors:

Josheb-Basshebeth,a a Tahkemonite,b was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred men, whom he killedc in one encounter.

9Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammimd for battle. Then the Israelites retreated,10but Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword. The LORD Brought About a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead.

11Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from them. 12But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and The LORD Brought About a great victory.

13During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 14At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. 15David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 16So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord. 17“Far be it from me, LORD, to do this!” he said. “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” And David would not drink it.

Such were the exploits of the three mighty warriors.

18Abishai the brother of Joab son of Zeruiah was chief of the Three.e He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three. 19Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

20Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. 21And he struck down a huge Egyptian. Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched the spear from the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. 22Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors. 23He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

24Among the Thirty were:

Asahel the brother of Joab,
Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
25Shammah the Harodite,
Elika the Harodite,
26Helez the Paltite,
Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa,
27Abiezer from Anathoth,
Sibbekaif the Hushathite,
28Zalmon the Ahohite,
Maharai the Netophathite,
29Heledg son of Baanah the Netophathite,
Ithai son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin,
30Benaiah the Pirathonite,
Hiddaih from the ravines of Gaash,
31Abi-Albon the Arbathite,
Azmaveth the Barhumite,
32Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
the sons of Jashen,
Jonathan 33son ofi Shammah the Hararite,
Ahiam son of Shararj the Hararite,
34Eliphelet son of Ahasbai the Maakathite,
Eliam son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
35Hezro the Carmelite,
Paarai the Arbite,
36Igal son of Nathan from Zobah,
the son of Hagri,k
37Zelek the Ammonite,
Naharai the Beerothite, the armor-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah,
38Ira the Ithrite,
Gareb the Ithrite
39and Uriah the Hittite.

There were thirty-seven in all.

Last Words of David

This does not refer to the Psalm in the preceding chapter or the last words he spoke, for he said many things afterwards for the advice he gave to Solomon, and the instructions to him about building the Temple, were delivered after this time. But these were the last after he had finished the Book of Psalms; or the last that he spoke under the Inspiration of The HOLY SPIRIT, or that he delivered out by way of prophecy.

But the Targum calls these words a prophecy, and takes them to be a prophecy of The MESSIAH, and of things to come, as undoubtedly they are, paraphrasing them thus;

“These are the words of the prophecy of David, which he prophesied concerning the end of the world, concerning the days of consolation that should come.”

This is observed to excite attention, the last words of dying men being usually regarded and remembered.

David the son of Jesse said;

(1) He began with his descent, which was comparatively mean, in order to illustrate the distinguishing Goodness of GOD to him in his exaltation:

(2) and the man who was raised up on high; from a low estate to an high one, from the sheepfold to the throne, to be king over all the tribes of Israel, and a conqueror, and head of the nations round about him:

(3) the anointed of The GOD of Jacob; who was anointed king by Samuel by the Order of The GOD of Jacob; and which was an instance of HIS Being The GOD of Jacob or Israel, and of HIS Care of them, and Regard unto them, that HE Anointed such a man to be king over them, as well as it was an honor to David:

(4) and the sweet psalmist of Israel; who composed most of the psalms and hymns of praise for the people of Israel; invented and set the tunes to them to which they were to be sung, and the instruments of music on which they were sung; and appointed singers to preside, and lead them in that part of Divine Worship, singing psalms and hymns; and very sweet were the psalms he composed as to the matter of them, and very sweet and delightful to the ear was the music in the manner of singing them: it may be rendered, who was "sweet" or "pleasant in the songs of Israel", his warlike exploits and victories being the subject of them, 1 Samuel 18:6.

For all that goes before are the words of the penman of this book, drawing the character of David; in which he was a type of CHRIST, a Branch out of the root of Jesse, highly Exalted, and Chosen from among the people, Anointed to be Prophet, Priest, and King; and WHO sweetly Expounded the Psalms concerning HIMSELF, and Ordered them to be sung in the churches, and of which HE Is the Subject, and May Be Said to be sweetly held forth in them.

Luke 24:44-45

Now HE Said to them, 

"These Are MY WORDS which I Spoke to you while I Was still with you, that all things which are written about ME in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. 

Then HE Opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.


2 Samuel 22 - JESUS Is The Rock of my Salvation

2 Samuel 22:1-51 NIV

David’s Song of Praise

1David sang to The LORD the words of this song when The LORD Delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 

2He said:

“The LOED Is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer;
3my GOD Is my Rock, in WHOM I take refuge,
my Shield a and the Horn b of my Salvation.
HE Is my Stronghold, my Refuge and my Savior—
from violent people you save me.

4“I called to The LORD, WHO Is Worthy of Praise,
and have been saved from my enemies.
5The waves of death swirled about me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
6The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
7“In my distress I called to The LORD;
I called out to my GOD.
From HIS Temple HE Heard my voice;
my cry came to HIS Ears.
8The earth trembled and quaked,
the foundations of the heavens c shook;
they trembled because HE Was Angry.
9Smoke rose from HIS Nostrils;
consuming fire came from HIS Mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
10HE Parted the heavens and Came Down;
dark clouds were under HIS Feet.
11HE Mounted the cherubim and Flew;
HE Soared d on the wings of the wind.
12HE Made darkness HIS Canopy around HIM—
the dark e rain clouds of the sky.
13Out of the brightness of HIS Presence
bolts of lightning blazed forth.
14The LORD Thundered from heaven;
the Voice of The Most High Resounded.
15HE Shot HIS Arrows and Scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning HE Routed them.
16The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the Rebuke of The LORD,
at the blast of Breath from HIS Nostrils.
17“HE Reached Down from on high and Took Hold of me;
HE Drew me out of deep waters.
18HE Rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
19They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but The LORD Was my Support.
20HE Brought me out into a spacious place;
HE Rescued me because HE Delighted in me.
21“The LORD Has Dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands HE Has Rewarded me.
22For I have kept the Ways of The LORD;
I am not guilty of turning from my GOD.
23All HIS Laws are before me;
I have not turned away from HIS Decrees.
24I have been blameless before HIM
and have kept myself from sin.
25The LORD Has Rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness f in HIS Sight.
26“To the faithful YOU Show YOURSELF Faithful,
to the blameless YOU Show YOURSELF Blameless,
27to the pure YOU Show YOURSELF Pure,
but to the devious YOU Show YOURSELF Shrewd.
28YOU Save the humble,
but YOUR Eyes Are on the haughty to bring them low.
29You, LORD, Are my Lamp;
The LORD Turns my darkness into light.
30With YOUR Help I can advance against a troop g ;
with my GOD I can scale a wall.
31“As for GOD, HIS Way Is Perfect:
The LORD'S Word is Flawless;
HE Shields all who take refuge in HIM.
32For who is GOD besides tThe LORD?
And who is the Rock except our GOD?
33It is GOD Who Arms me with strength h
and Keeps my way secure.
34HE Makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
HE Causes me to stand on the heights.
35HE Trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36YOU Make YOUR Saving Help my shield;
YOUR Help Has Made i me great.
37YOU Provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.
38“I pursued my enemies and crushed them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39I crushed them completely, and they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
40YOU Armed me with strength for battle;
YOU Humbled my adversaries before me.
41YOU Made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
and I destroyed my foes.
42They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
to The LORD, but HE Did Not Answer.
43I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth;
I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
44“YOU Have Delivered me from the attacks of the peoples;
YOU Have Preserved me as the head of nations.
People I did not know now serve me,
45foreigners cower before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
46They all lose heart;
they come trembling j from their strongholds.
47“The LORD Lves! Praise Be To my Rock!
Exalted Be my GOD, the Rock, my Savior!
48HE Is The GOD Who Avenges me,
WHO Puts the nations under me,
49WHO Sets me free from my enemies.
YOU Exalted me above my foes;
from a violent man YOU Rescued me.
50Therefore I will praise YOU, LORD, among the nations;
I will sing the praises of YOUR Name.
51“HE Gives HIS king great victories;
HE Shows Unfailing Kindness to HIS anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.”