Psalm 3
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 3*

Threatened but Trusting

1A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.*a


2How many are my foes, Lord!

How many rise against me!

3*How many say of me,

“There is no salvation for him in God.”b


4But you, Lord, are a shield around me;

my glory, you keep my head high.c


5With my own voice I will call out to the Lord,

and he will answer me from his holy mountain.


6I lie down and I fall asleep,

[and] I will wake up, for the Lord sustains me.d

7I do not fear, then, thousands of people

arrayed against me on every side.


8Arise, Lord! Save me, my God!

For you strike the cheekbone of all my foes;

you break the teeth of the wicked.e

9Salvation is from the Lord!

May your blessing be upon your people!f


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