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A song of David written during the time he was running from his son Absalom.

Lord, I have so many enemies.
    So many people have turned against me.
They say to themselves, “God will not rescue him!” Selah

But you, Lord, protect me.
    You bring me honor;
    you give me hope.

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Psalm 3[a]

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.(A)

Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.(B)[b]

But you, Lord, are a shield(C) around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
  2. Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.

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