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Psalm 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Save Me, O My God

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 - A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
O LORD, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:2 - many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:3 - But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:4 - I cried aloud to the LORD,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:5 - I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:6 - I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 - Arise, O LORD!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:8 - Salvation belongs to the LORD;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
ESV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew word Selah, used frequently in the Psalms, is uncertain. It may be a musical or liturgical direction

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