David sang this when he ran away from his son Absalom [2 Sam. 15–19].
3 Lord, ·I have many enemies [L how many are my foes?]! ·Many people [L How many…?] have ·turned [L risen] against me. 2 Many are saying about me, “·God won’t rescue him [L There is no salvation for him in God].” ·Selah[Interlude]
3 But, Lord, you are my shield [C protector], my ·wonderful God [L glory] who ·gives me courage [L lifts up my head]. 4 I will ·pray [L lift my voice] to the Lord, and he will answer me from his holy mountain [C Zion, the location of the Temple]. ·Selah[Interlude]
5 I can lie down and go to sleep, and I will wake up again, because the Lord ·gives me strength [sustains/upholds me]. 6 Thousands of troops may ·surround me [L set themselves around me], but I am not afraid.
7 Lord, rise up! My God, come ·save [rescue; T deliver] me! You have struck my enemies on the cheek; you have broken the teeth of the wicked. 8 ·The Lord can save his people [L Salvation/Rescue/Deliverance belongs to the Lord]. ·Bless your people [L May your blessing be on your people]. ·Selah[Interlude]
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