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Psalm 3 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 - [fn]A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:2 - Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:3 - But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:4 - I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:5 - I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:6 - I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 - Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:8 - From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.

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