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PSALMS

3A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.


2Lord, how many are mine adversaries become!
Many are they that rise up against me.
3Many there are that say of my soul:
'There is no salvation for him in God.'Selah
 
4But thou, O Lord, art a shield about me;
My glory, and the lifter up of my head.
5With my voice I call unto the Lord,
And He answereth me out of His holy mountain.Selah
 
6I lay me down, and I sleep;
I awake, for the Lord sustaineth me.
7I am not afraid of ten thousands of people,
That have set themselves against me round about.
 
8Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God;
For Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek,
Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
 
9Salvation belongeth unto the Lord;
Thy blessing be upon Thy people.Selah


4For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.


2Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness,
Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress;
Be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
3O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame,
In that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?Selah
4But know that the Lord hath set apart the godly man as His own;
The Lord will hear when I call unto Him.
 
5Tremble, and sin not;
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.Selah
6Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the Lord.
 
7Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!'
Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
8Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than when their corn and their wine increase.
9In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For Thou, Lord, makest me dwell alone in safety.


5For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.


2Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
3Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
For unto Thee do I pray.
 
4O Lord, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice;
In the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
5For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness;
Evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
6The boasters shall not stand in Thy sight;
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

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