New Living Translation


Psalms 3

A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.

O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.
So many are saying, "God will never rescue him!"
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high.
I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain.
I lay down and slept.  I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.
I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.
Arise, O LORD! Rescue me, my God! Slap all my enemies in the face!  Shatter the teeth of the wicked!
Victory comes from you, O LORD.  May your blessings rest on your people.