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Psalm 3

 

A psalm of David.  When he fled from his son Absalom.

 

 

1                    O LORD, how many are my foes!  How many rise up against me!

 

2                    Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”

Selaha

 

3                    But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and liftb up my head.

 

4                    To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill.

Selah

 

5                    I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

 

6                    I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.

 

7                    Arise, O LORD!  Deliver me, O my God!  Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

 

8                    From the LORD comes deliverance.  May your blessing be on your people.

Selah



a2 A word of uncertain meaning, occurring frequently in the Psalms; possibly a musical term

b3 Or LORD, / my Glorious One, who lifts