A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom.
3:1 LORD, how numerous are my enemies!
Many attack me.
3:2 Many say about me,
“God will not deliver him.” (Selah)
3:3 But you, LORD, are a shield that protects me;
you are my glory and the one who restores me.
3:4 To the LORD I cried out,
and he answered me from his holy hill. (Selah)
3:5 I rested and slept;
I awoke, for the LORD protects me.
3:6 I am not afraid of the multitude of people
who attack me from all directions.
3:7 Rise up, LORD!
Deliver me, my God!
Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw;
you will break the teeth of the wicked.
3:8 The LORD delivers;
you show favor to your people. (Selah)