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Psalms 3


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


Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!

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


But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.


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

6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.


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


From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.


a. Psalms 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
b. Psalms 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.