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Psalm 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Morning Prayer of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David, when [a]he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how my enemies have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
Many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah

But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
I was crying out to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy [b]mountain. Selah
[c]I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.

Arise, Lord; save me, my God!
For You [d]have struck all my enemies on the [e]cheek;
You [f]have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
[g]Salvation belongs to the Lord;
May Your blessing [h]be upon Your people! Selah

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 3 Title 2 Sam 15:13-17, 29
  2. Psalm 3:4 Or hill
  3. Psalm 3:5 Or As for me, I
  4. Psalm 3:7 Or strike
  5. Psalm 3:7 Or jaw
  6. Psalm 3:7 Or shatter
  7. Psalm 3:8 Or Deliverance
  8. Psalm 3:8 Or is
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Psalm 3 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 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!
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.
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.
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.

Footnotes:

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