1 {A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.} Jehovah, how many are they that trouble me, many they that rise up against me!

References for Psalms 3:1

    • a 3:1 - See Ps. 8.2, 'adversaries' and Note o.
      2 Many say of my soul, There is no salvation for him in God. Selah.

      References for Psalms 3:2

        • b 3:2 - 'Selah' is said to mean a pause. Some take it as a direction to the singers to raise their voices. Selah occurs 74 times in the O.T.: 71 in the Psalms, 17 in first book, 30 in second, 20 in third, 4 in fifth; and 3 in Habakkuk.
          3 But thou, Jehovah, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
          4 With my voice will I call to Jehovah, and he will answer me from the hill of his holiness. Selah.
          5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for Jehovah sustaineth me.
          6 I will not fear for myriads of the people that have set themselves against me round about.
          7 Arise, Jehovah; save me, my God! For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone, thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
          8 Salvation is of Jehovah; thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.