Psalms 3

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 3

Chapter Overview:

David complains to God of his enemies, ver. 1, 2.
Comforts himself in God, and the experience of his goodness, ver. 3 - 6.
Triumphs in the salvation of God, ver. 7, 8
A psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3:2My soul - Of me: the soul being commonly put for the person.In God - God hath utterly forsaken him. Selah - This word is no where used but in this poetical book, and in the song of Habakkuk.Probably it was a musical note, directing the singer either to lift up his voice, to make a pause, or to lengthen the tune. But withal, it is generally placed at some remarkable passage; which gives occasion to think that it served also to quicken the attention of the singer and hearer.
3:3A shield - My defence. My glory - Thou hast formerly given, and wilt farther give occasion of glorying in thy power and favour.Lifter up - Thou wilt restore me to my former power and dignity.
3:4His hill - Out of heaven, so called, Psalms 15:1 .
3:5Slept - Securely, casting all my cares upon God.Awaked - After a sweet and undisturbed sleep.
3:7Cheek bone - Which implies contempt and reproach.Teeth - Their strength and the instruments of their cruelty.He compares them to wild beasts.