Psalms 3

Psalm 31

A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom.2

3:1 Lord, how3 numerous are my enemies!

Many attack me.4

3:2 Many say about me,

“God will not deliver him.”5 (Selah)6

3:3 But you, Lord, are a shield that protects me;7

you are my glory8 and the one who restores me.9

3:4 To the Lord I cried out,10

and he answered me from his holy hill.11 (Selah)

3:5 I rested and slept;

I awoke,12 for the Lord protects13 me.

3:6 I am not afraid14 of the multitude of people15

who attack me from all directions.16

3:7 Rise up,17 Lord!

Deliver me, my God!

Yes,18 you will strike19 all my enemies on the jaw;

you will break the teeth20 of the wicked.21

3:8 The Lord delivers;22

you show favor to your people.23 (Selah)

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