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Psalm 3
Confidence in Troubled Times
A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom.#2Sm 15:13-17
1 Lord, how my foes increase!
There are many who attack me.#2Sm 15:12; Ps 69:4
2Many say about me,
“There is no help for him in God.”#Ps 22:7-8; 71:11Selah
3But you, Lord, are a shield around me,#Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114
my glory,#Ps 62:7 and the one who lifts up my head.#Ps 110:7
4I cry aloud to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.#Ps 2:6; 43:3; 48:1Selah
5I lie down and sleep;
I wake again because the Lord sustains me.#Lv 26:6; Ps 4:8; Pr 3:24
6I will not be afraid of thousands of people
who have taken their stand against me on every side.#Ps 23:4; 27:3; 118:10-13
7Rise up, Lord!#Ps 7:6
Save me, my God!
You strike all my enemies on the cheek;#Jb 16:10; Mc 5:1
you break the teeth of the wicked.#Ps 58:6
8Salvation belongs to the Lord;#Jnh 2:9; Rv 7:10; 19:1
may your blessing be on your people.#Dt 26:15Selah