New American Standard Bible

Psalm 3

Morning Prayer of Trust in God.

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

1O Lord, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
Many are saying [b]of my soul,
“There is no [c]deliverance for him in God.” [d]Selah.

But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy [e]mountain. Selah.
[f]I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me round about.

Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!
For You [g]have smitten all my enemies on the [h]cheek;
You [i]have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
[j]Salvation belongs to the Lord;
Your blessing [k]be upon Your people! Selah.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 3:1 2 Sam 15:13-17, 29
  2. Psalm 3:2 Or to
  3. Psalm 3:2 Or salvation
  4. Psalm 3:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  5. Psalm 3:4 Or hill
  6. Psalm 3:5 Or As for me, I
  7. Psalm 3:7 Or smite
  8. Psalm 3:7 Or jaw
  9. Psalm 3:7 Or shatter
  10. Psalm 3:8 Or Deliverance
  11. Psalm 3:8 Or is

The Message

Psalm 3

A David Psalm, When He Escaped for His Life from Absalom, His Son

11-2 God! Look! Enemies past counting!
Enemies sprouting like mushrooms,
Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery:
“Hah! No help for him from God!”

3-4 But you, God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.

5-6 I stretch myself out. I sleep.
Then I’m up again—rested, tall and steady,
Fearless before the enemy mobs
Coming at me from all sides.

Up, God! My God, help me!
Slap their faces,
First this cheek, then the other,
Your fist hard in their teeth!

Real help comes from God.
Your blessing clothes your people!