Psalms 3

Save Me, O My God

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

1 O  Lord, b  how many are my foes!
Many are c  rising against me;
2many are saying of my soul,
d  there is no salvation for him in God.  Selah
The meaning of the Hebrew word  Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction

3 But you, O  Lord, are f  a shield g  about me,
my glory, and h  the lifter of my head.
4I i  cried aloud to the  Lord,
and he j  answered me from his k  holy hill.  Selah
5 I l  lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the  Lord sustained me.
6I m  will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have n  set themselves against me all around.
7 o  Arise, O  Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you p  strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you q  break the teeth of the wicked.
8 r  Salvation belongs to the  Lord;
your blessing be on your people!  Selah
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