New International Version

Psalm 3

Psalm 3[a]

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

Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”[b]

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
    Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
    break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
    May your blessing be on your people.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
  2. Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 3

求助的早祷

大卫逃避儿子押沙龙时作的诗。

1耶和华啊,我的敌人何其多!
反对我的人何其多!
他们都说上帝不会来救我。(细拉)[a]

可是,耶和华啊!
你是四面保护我的盾牌,
你赐我荣耀,使我昂首而立。
我向耶和华呼求,
祂就从祂的圣山上回应我。(细拉)
我躺下,我睡觉,我醒来,
都蒙耶和华看顾。
我虽被千万仇敌围困,
也不会惧怕。
耶和华啊,求你起来!
我的上帝啊,求你救我!
求你掴我一切仇敌的脸,
打碎恶人的牙齿。
耶和华啊,你是拯救者,
愿你赐福你的子民!(细拉)

Footnotes

  1. 3:2 细拉”语意不明,常在诗篇中出现,可能是一种音乐术语。