A psalm of David at his fleeing from the presence of Absalom, his son.

A Call to Yahweh in Distress

1 Yahweh, how many are my enemies; many [are] rising against me.

References for Psalms 3:1

    • a 3:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 Many [are] saying about my soul, "There is no deliverance for him from God. Selah

      References for Psalms 3:2

        • b 3:2 - Or "in"
        • c 3:2 - Meaning uncertain; probably a musical or liturgical direction
          3 But you, Yahweh, [are] a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts up my head.

          References for Psalms 3:3

            • d 3:3 - Or "And"
              4 [With] my voice I call to Yahweh and he answers me from {his holy hill}. Selah

              References for Psalms 3:4

                • e 3:4 - Literally "the hill of his holiness"
                  5 I lay down and slept; I woke up because Yahweh sustains me.
                  6 I am not afraid of the ten thousands of people who all around have set themselves against me.
                  7 Rise up, O Yahweh; deliver me, O my God; for you strike all my enemies [on the] cheek. [The] teeth of [the] wicked you break.
                  8 To Yahweh belongs deliverance; [may] your blessing [be] over your people. Selah