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Psalm 3

How Many Are My Foes, But You Are My Shield


A psalm by David. When he fled from Absalom,[a] his son.

Many Enemies

O Lord, how my foes are multiplying!
Many are rising up against me!
Many are saying about my life, Interlude[b]
“There is no salvation for him in God.”

One Protector

But you, O Lord, are a shield for me.
You are my glory and the one who lifts up my head.

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  1. Psalm 3:1 See 2 Samuel 15–18.
  2. Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew term selah probably indicates a musical interlude for meditation, so selah is translated interlude throughout Psalms.