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2 Samuel 22:51--23:1

Context

22:51 He gives his chosen king magnificent victories; 1 

he is faithful to his chosen ruler, 2 

to David and to his descendants forever!”

David’s Final Words

23:1 These are the final words of David:

“The oracle of David son of Jesse,

the oracle of the man raised up as

the ruler chosen by the God of Jacob, 3 

Israel’s beloved 4  singer of songs:

1 tc The translation follows the Kethib and the ancient versions in reading מַגְדִּיל (magdil, “he magnifies”) rather than the Qere and many medieval Hebrew mss of the MT which read מִגְדּוֹל (migdol, “tower”). See Ps 18:50.

2 tn Heb “[the one who] does loyalty to his anointed one.”

3 tn Heb “the anointed one of the God of Jacob.”

4 tn Or “pleasant.”



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