Psalms - Chapter 3


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

1 <A Psalm. Of David. When he went in flight from Absalom his son.> Lord, how greatly are they increased who make attacks on me! in great numbers they come against me.

2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

2 Unnumbered are those who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. (Selah.)

3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

3 But your strength, O Lord, is round me, you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

4 I send up a cry to the Lord with my voice, and he gives me an answer from his holy hill. (Selah.)

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

5 I took my rest in sleep, and then again I was awake; for the Lord was my support.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

6 I will have no fear, though ten thousand have come round me, putting themselves against me.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

7 Come to me, Lord; keep me safe, O my God; for you have given all my haters blows on their face-bones; the teeth of the evil-doers have been broken by you.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

8 Salvation comes from the Lord; your blessing is on your people. (Selah.)




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