Amplified Bible

Psalm 3

Morning Prayer of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David. When he fled from Absalom his son.

1O Lord, how my enemies have increased!
Many are rising up against me.

Many are saying of me,
“There is no help [no salvation] for him in God.” [a]Selah.


But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory [and my honor], and the One who lifts my head.

With my voice I was crying to the Lord,
And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.

I lay down and slept [safely];
I awakened, for the Lord sustains me.

I will not be intimidated or afraid of the ten thousands
Who have set themselves against me all around.


Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.

Salvation belongs to the Lord;
May Your blessing be upon Your people. Selah.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 3:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude or may have some other unknown meaning; and so throughout.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 3

Psalm 3

A psalm of David when he ran away from his son Absalom.

Lord, I have so many enemies!
    So many people are rising up against me!
Many are saying about me,
    “God will not save him.”

Lord, you are like a shield that keeps me safe.
    You bring me honor. You help me win the battle.
I call out to the Lord.
    He answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep.
    I wake up again, because the Lord takes care of me.
I won’t be afraid even though tens of thousands
    attack me on every side.

Lord, rise up!
    My God, save me!
Strike all my enemies in the face.
    Break the teeth of sinful people.

Lord, you are the one who saves.
    May your blessing be on your people.