Psalm 3 - Trust in God under Adversity

When David Fled from His Son Absalom

A Psalm of David


O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying to me, “There is no help for you[a] in God.” Selah


3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. 4 I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah

5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. 6 I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.


7 Rise up, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.


8 Deliverance belongs to the Lord; may your blessing be on your people! Selah


Footnotes

a. Psalm 3:2 Syr: Heb him


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