New International Version

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

1 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”1
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
1 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.
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