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Psalm 3

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

1Jehovah, how are mine adversaries increased!

Many are they that rise up against me.

2Many there are that say of my soul,

There is no help for him in God. Selah

3But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me;

My glory and the lifter up of my head.

4I cry unto Jehovah with my voice,

And he answereth me out of his holy hill. Selah

5I laid me down and slept;

I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.

6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people

That have set themselves against me round about.

7Arise, O Jehovah; save me, O my God:

For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone;

Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.

8Salvation belongeth unto Jehovah:

Thy blessing be upon thy people. Selah

ASV 1901

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The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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