Psalm 3

Save Me, O My God

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

1 O LORD, 1how many are my foes! Many are 2rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul, 3there is no salvation for him in God. Selaha
3 But you, O LORD, are 4a shield 5about me, my glory, and 6the lifter of my head.
4 I 7cried aloud to the LORD, and he 8answered me from his 9holy hill. Selah
5 I 10lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
6 I 11will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have 12set themselves against me all around.
7 13Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! For you 14strike all my enemies on the cheek; you 15break the teeth of the wicked.
8 16Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah