Psalm 3 Revised Standard Version

A Morning Prayer of Trust in God

3 1  A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2  many are saying of me, there is no help for him in God. [Selah] 3  But thou, O Lord, art a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

4  I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill. [Selah] 5  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. 6  I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about. 7  Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! For thou dost smite all my enemies on the cheek, thou dost break the teeth of the wicked. 8  Deliverance belongs to the Lord; thy blessing be upon thy people! [Selah]

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