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A Davidic Psalm, when he fled from his son Absalom.

God Delivers His Servants

Lord, I have so many persecutors!
    Many are rising up against me!
Many are saying about me,
    “God will never deliver him!”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
I cry aloud[a] to the Lord,
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep,
    I wake up, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear multitudes of[b] people,
    who set themselves against me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
    Deliver me, my God!
For you strike the jaw of all my enemies,
    and you break the teeth of the wicked.
Deliverance comes from the Lord!
    May your blessing be on your people.


  1. Psalm 3:4 Lit. with my voice
  2. Psalm 3:6 Or ten thousand