Then David spoke to the LORD the words of this song, on the day when the LORD had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. Commentary on the Old Testament. When God Rained on David’s Parade (2 Samuel 6:1-23) 7. What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David (2 Samuel 1:1-27) 3. 25 volumes. Commentary on 2 Samuel. Introduction to 2 Samuel; 2. A Place of One’s Own (2 Samuel 5:1-25) 6. Study 2 Samuel 22 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 2 Samuel 22:23 " For all his judgments [were] before me: and [as for] his statutes, I did not depart from them." David's psalm of thanksgiving. 2 Samuel 22:22 "For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God." 1. Two Bald Men, Fighting Over a Comb (2 Samuel 2:1--3:39) 4. But went not in unto them — He looked upon them as become impure to him, having been defiled by his son. Attempted nothing without his commandment. iii. Remarkable preservations should be particularly mentioned in our praises. Building God’s House (2 Samuel 7:1-29) 8. The insertion of this Psalm, which is not in the Book of Psalms, was probably suggested by the insertion of the long Psalm in 2 Samuel 22. The last words of David - i. e., his last Psalm, his last "words of song" 2 Samuel 22:1. God showed David great mercy because he showed great mercy to others, like Saul (1 Samuel 24:10-13) and Shimei (2 Samuel 16:7-12). 2 Samuel 22:1-51. “Note that even the merciful need mercy; no amount of generosity to the poor, or forgiveness to enemies, can set us beyond the need of mercy.” (Spurgeon) b. For a commentary on the separate verses the reader is referred to the commentary on Psalm 18. The decay in the house of Eli is so much graver as the priesthood is concerned also which ought to be the medium between God and the people. 1. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. 2 Samuel 22 – David’s Psalm of Praise A. James Rosscup writes "Keil, C. F. and Franz Delitzsch. This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. Part One: Praise, Deliverance, and the Reason for Deliverance. Under Eli and his sons (1 Samuel 2:22-25; 1 Samuel 4:17-18) and also under the two sons of Samuel (1 Samuel 8:1-2) the office of the judge crumbles into pieces. He goes on to substantiate the assertion of the preceding verse. They were shut up to the day of their death, living in widowhood — Being royal wives, it was not proper they should be married to any one else, and therefore David did not give them a bill of divorce, but shut them up close, that no man might have converse with them. v2, The LORD [Jehovah, YHWH] is the Rock/Fortress/Deliverer. - This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly as psalms 18 . 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