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2 Samuel 23:1-7 The Message (MSG)

23 These are David’s last words:

The voice of the son of Jesse,
    the voice of the man God took to the top,
Whom the God of Jacob made king,
    and Israel’s most popular singer!

2-7 God’s Spirit spoke through me,
    his words took shape on my tongue.
The God of Israel spoke to me,
    Israel’s Rock-Mountain said,
“Whoever governs fairly and well,
    who rules in the Fear-of-God,
Is like first light at daybreak
    without a cloud in the sky,
Like green grass carpeting earth,
    glistening under fresh rain.”
And this is just how my regime has been,
    for God guaranteed his covenant with me,
Spelled it out plainly
    and kept every promised word—
My entire salvation,
    my every desire.
But the devil’s henchmen are like thorns
    culled and piled as trash;
Better not try to touch them;
    keep your distance with a rake or hoe.
They’ll make a glorious bonfire!

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

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