Psalm 3
Confidence in Troubled Times
A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom.3:0 2Sm 15:13–17
1 Lord, how my foes increase!
There are many who attack me.3:1 2Sm 15:12; Ps 69:4
2Many say about me,
“There is no help for him in God.”3:2 Ps 22:7–8; 71:11Selah

3But you, Lord, are a shield around me,3:3 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114
my glory,3:3 Ps 62:7 and the one who lifts up my head.3:3 Ps 110:7
4I cry aloud to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.3:4 Ps 2:6; 43:3; 48:1Selah

5I lie down and sleep;
I wake again because the Lord sustains me.3:5 Lv 26:6; Ps 4:8; Pr 3:24
6I will not be afraid of thousands of people
who have taken their stand against me on every side.3:6 Ps 23:4; 27:3; 118:10–13

7Rise up, Lord!3:7 Ps 7:6
Save me, my God!
You strike all my enemies on the cheek;3:7 Jb 16:10; Mc 5:1
you break the teeth of the wicked.3:7 Ps 58:6
8Salvation belongs to the Lord;3:8 Jnh 2:9; Rv 7:10; 19:1
may your blessing be on your people.3:8 Dt 26:15Selah