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The first book of Psalms, song 3, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 3

New English Translation


   A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom.
   1 LORD, how numerous are my enemies! Many attack me.
   2 Many say about me, "God will not deliver him." (Selah)
   3 But you, LORD, are a shield that protects me; you are my glory and the one who restores me.
   4 To the LORD I cried out, and he answered me from his holy hill. (Selah)
   5 I rested and slept; I awoke, for the LORD protects me.
   6 I am not afraid of the multitude of people who attack me from all directions.
   7 Rise up, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw; you will break the teeth of the wicked.
   8 The LORD delivers; you show favor to your people. (Selah)

King James Version


   A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
   1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
   2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
   3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
   4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
   5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
   6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
   7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
   8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
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