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Magen David

Psalm 3

A Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.
Adonai, how many are my foes!
Many are rising up against me!
Many are saying to my soul:
“There is no deliverance for him in God.”
But You, Adonai, are a shield around me,
my glory and the lifter of my head.
I cry out to Adonai with my voice,
and He answers me from His holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep.
I awake—for Adonai sustains me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people all around
who have taken their stand against me.
Arise, Adonai! Deliver me, my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek.
You shatter the teeth of the wicked.
Deliverance belongs to Adonai.[a]
Let Your blessing be on Your people.


  1. Psalm 3:9 cf. Rev. 7:10.