Psalms 3

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

How many, O LORD, are mine enemies! How many are they who rise up against me! How many are they who say of me, "There is no help for him with God"! [Pause.] But thou, O LORD! art my shield, My glory, and the lifter-up of my head. I call upon the LORD with my voice, And he heareth me from his holy hill. [Pause.] I lay me down and sleep; I awake, for the LORD sustaineth me. I will not fear the ten thousands of people Who on every side set themselves against me. Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For thou smitest the cheek of all my enemies; Thou breakest the teeth of the wicked. Deliverance cometh from the LORD: May thy blessing be with thy people! [Pause.]
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