The Psalms

Psalm 3

The security of God's protection, 1-8.

1 [A Psalm of David: when he fled from Absalom his son.] LORD, how are those who trouble me multiplied? Many are those who rise up against me.

2 There are many who say of my soul, "There is no help for him in God." [Selah.]

3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of my head.

4 I cried to the LORD with my voice, and he heard me from his holy hill. [Selah.]

5 I laid myself down and slept. I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people who have set themselves against me on all sides.

7 Arise, O LORD. Save me, O my God. For you have smitten all my enemies upon the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon your people. [Selah.]


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 3


[v.8] - Reference, Jonah 2:9.