Psalms 3:3

“But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter vp of mine head.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; My glory and the lifter up of my head.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But your strength, O Lord, is round me, you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.
- Basic English Bible

But thou, Jehovah, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
- Darby Bible

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
- Webster's Bible

But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
- World English Bible

And Thou, O Jehovah, [art] a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:4) But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 3:3


3:3 A shield - My defence. My glory - Thou hast formerly given, and wilt farther give occasion of glorying in thy power and favour. Lifter up - Thou wilt restore me to my former power and dignity.


Discussion for Psalms 3

  • Michael C.
    I have read books on the Cross, when I was younger; but now I see, it's really something you have to experience to know! Just now we are appointed by God to walk in this fellowship with Jesus; to bear with the evil treatment and evil minds of ungodly men, because of Jesus' name;so to learn to despise the shame like Jesus did,and to endure with faith, joy and meekness. Sometimes I feel very alone.
  • Lucy Turaga Cakaunitabua
    Praise the Lord! :) "many are those who r my enemies ..and they say to me there is no help for me in God"..wow I love how God favors n battles Fo those who run to Him for help..for refuge.. To me this God is my Defender.. that's y a lot of my enemies do not like to see me enjoying life bcos they see that as I run to God.. God receives me n my family He fights for us..He battles for us.
  • Trish
    God is wonderful at protecting us. Even when we are feeling most vulnerable.
  • Nora
    Hallelujah... Yes! I love this Psalm.
  • Lee Littleton
    I believe chapter 3 that no matter what we say or do i myself fell my Savior every day i ask for giving me when I do wrong I am in a lot of trouble cause of some things I should not have done but so far God has made a way for me to escape these things i got myself into all I have to do is pray and ask God to forgive me and he does this chapter 3 explains it in his word. Thanks.
  • Dolly
    I need the lord to save me from all my trouble
    I pray for peace in my life amen