3 A Psalm of David, nwhen he fled from Absalom his son.
1 O Lord, ohow many are my foes!
Many are prising against me;
my glory, and tthe lifter of my head.
4 I ucried aloud to the Lord,
5 I xlay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I ywill not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have zset themselves against me all around.
7 aArise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you bstrike all my enemies on the cheek;
you cbreak the teeth of the wicked.
8 dSalvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my frighteousness!
You have ggiven me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
2 O men,1 how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after hlies? Selah
the Lord hears when I call to him.
5 Offer nright sacrifices,
and put your otrust in the Lord.
7 You have put rmore joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both slie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me tdwell in safety.
5 To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.
consider my ugroaning.
my vKing and my God,
for wto you do I pray.
3 O Lord, in xthe morning you hear my voice;
evil may not dwell with you.
you bhate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who speak clies;
the Lord abhors dthe bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
will enter your house.
in the fear of you.
8 hLead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
imake your way straight before me.
their inmost self is jdestruction;
they mflatter with their tongue.
10 nMake them bear their guilt, O God;
let them ofall by their own counsels;
because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rexult in you.
12 For you sbless the righteous, O Lord;
The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction
Or O men of rank
Or Be agitated
Or I direct my prayer to you