Context / meaning
2 Samuel 22 [30.] For by you, I run against a troop.
By my God, I leap over a wall.
As for God, his way is perfect.
Yahweh’s word is tested.
He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.
For who is God, besides Yahweh?
Who is a rock, besides our God?
God is my strong fortress.
He makes my way perfect.
He makes his feet like hinds’ feet,
and sets me on my high places.
2 Samuel 22 [35.] He teaches my hands to war,
so that my arms bend a bow of brass.
You have also given me the shield of your salvation.
Your gentleness has made me great.
You have enlarged my steps under me.
My feet have not slipped.
I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them.
I didn’t turn again until they were consumed.
I have consumed them,
and struck them through,
so that they can’t arise.
Yes, they have fallen under my feet.
2 Samuel 22 [40.] For you have armed me with strength for the battle.
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
that I might cut off those who hate me.
gentle - quietly spoken