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Psalm 3

Confidence in Troubled Times

A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom. w

Lord, how my foes increase!

There are many who attack me. x

Many say about me,

“There is no help for him in God.” y * Selah

But You, Lord, are a shield around me, z

my glory, a and the One who lifts up my head. b

I cry aloud to the Lord,

and He answers me from His holy mountain. c Selah

I lie down and sleep;

I wake again because the Lord sustains me. d

I am not afraid of the thousands of people

who have taken their stand against me on every side. e

Rise up, Lord! f

Save me, my God!

You strike all my enemies on the cheek; g

You break the teeth of the wicked. h

Salvation belongs to the Lord; i

may Your blessing be on Your people. j Selah


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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