A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

1 aLORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!

References for Psalms 3:1

    • c 3:1 - In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
      2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”b

      References for Psalms 3:2

        • d 3:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.
          3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

          References for Psalms 3:3

          4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

          References for Psalms 3:4

          5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

          References for Psalms 3:5

          6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

          References for Psalms 3:6

          7 Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
          8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.