Psalms Chapter 3 – The security of God’s protection. (A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.)

1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.


2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.


3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.


4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.


5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.


6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.


7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God; for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.


8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.