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Psalm 3

The Lord Helps His Troubled People

A Psalm of David aWhen He Fled from Absalom His Son.

1 Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!

Many are they who rise up against me.

2 Many are they who say of me,

There is no help for him in God.”


3 But You, O Lord, are ba shield 1for me,

My glory and cthe One who lifts up my head.

4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,

And dHe heard me from His eholy hill.


5 fI lay down and slept;

I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.

6 gI will not be afraid of ten thousands of people

Who have set themselves against me all around.

7 Arise, O Lord;

Save me, O my God!

hFor You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;

You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 iSalvation belongs to the Lord.

Your blessing is upon Your people.



About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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