Psalm 3 English Standard Version

A Morning Prayer of Trust in God

3 1  O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2  many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God. Selah[1] 3  But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

4  I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5  I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. 6  I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. 7  Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked. 8  Salvation belongs to the Lord; your blessing be on your people! Selah


[1] 3:2 The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction

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