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Psalm 3

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A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.chronological insert following 2 Samuel 15:18

The security of God's protection.

3:1 Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are those who rise up against me.

3:2 Many there are who say of my soul,
"There is no help for him in God."


3:3 But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me,
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

3:4 I cry to Yahweh with my voice,
and he answers me out of his holy hill.


3:5 I laid myself down and slept.
I awakened; for Yahweh sustains me.

3:6 I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people
who have set themselves against me on every side.

3:7 Arise, Yahweh!
Save me, my God!
For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone.
You have broken the teeth of the wicked.

3:8 Salvation belongs to Yahweh.
Your blessing be on your people.


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