A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3:1 Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are those who rise up against me.
3:2 Many there are who say of my soul,
“There is no help for him in God.”
3:3 But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me,
my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
3:4 I cry to Yahweh with my voice,
and he answers me out of his holy hill.
3:5 I laid myself down and slept.
I awakened; for Yahweh sustains me.
3:6 I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of people
who have set themselves against me on every side.
3:7 Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God!
For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone.
You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
3:8 Salvation belongs to Yahweh.
Your blessing be on your people.