Psalms 3 – Deliverance against your enemies

David, being now driven out from his palace, from the royal city, from the holy city, by his rebellious son Absalom,

Complains to God of his enemies, ver. 1, 2.
Confides in God, and encourages himself in him as his God, notwithstanding, ver. 3.
Recollects the satisfaction he had in the gracious answers God gave to his prayers, and his experience of his goodness to him, ver. 4, 5.
Triumphs over his fears (ver. 6) and over his enemies, whom he prays against,, ver. 7.
Gives God the glory and takes to himself the comfort of the divine blessing and salvation which are sure to all the people of God, ver. 8.

(Source: Matthew Henry Commentary)


1  A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!

2  Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” Selah

3  But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

4  To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah

5  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

6  I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.

7  Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O 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. Selah