Psalm 3

    Psalm 3

    David cries unto the Lord and is heard—Salvation is of the Lord.

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

    1 Lord, how are they increased that atrouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

    2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

    3 But thou, O Lord, art a ashield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

    4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

    5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

    6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

    7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

    8 aSalvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.