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1 (A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.) LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

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

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 3 Bible commentary...

David complains to God of his enemies, and confides in God. (1-3) He triumphs over his fears, and gives God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (4-8)

1-3 An active believer, the more he is beaten off from God, either by the rebukes of providence, or the reproaches of enemies, the faster hold he will take, and the closer will he cleave to him. A child of God startles at the very thought of despairing of help in God. See what God is to his people, what he will be, what they have found him, what David found in him. 1. Safety; a shield for me; which denotes the advantage of that protection. 2. Honour; those whom God owns for his, have true honour put upon them. 3. Joy and deliverance. If, in the worst of times, God's people can lift up their heads with joy, knowing that all shall work for good to them, they will own God as giving them both cause and hearts to rejoice.

4-8 Care and grief do us good, when they engage us to pray to God, as in earnest. David had always found God ready to answer his prayers. Nothing can fix a gulf between the communications of God's grace towards us, and the working of his grace in us; between his favour and our faith. He had always been very safe under the Divine protection. This is applicable to the common mercies of every night, for which we ought to give thanks every morning. Many lie down, and cannot sleep, through pain of body, or anguish of mind, or the continual alarms of fear in the night. But it seems here rather to be meant of the calmness of David's spirit, in the midst of his dangers. The Lord, by his grace and the consolations of his Spirit, made him easy. It is a great mercy, when we are in trouble, to have our minds stayed upon God. Behold the Son of David composing himself to his rest upon the cross, that bed of sorrows; commending his Spirit into the Father's hands in full confidence of a joyful resurrection. Behold this, O Christian: let faith teach thee how to sleep, and how to die; while it assures thee that as sleep is a short death, so death is only a longer sleep; the same God watches over thee, in thy bed and in thy grave. David's faith became triumphant. He began the psalm with complaints of the strength and malice of his enemies; but concludes with rejoicing in the power and grace of his God, and now sees more with him than against him. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; he has power to save, be the danger ever so great. All that have the Lord for their God, are sure of salvation; for he who is their God, is the God of Salvation.


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Winfred Charles's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/31/2014, 8:45am...

God within and,throughout .


Stephen Jayamani's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/21/2014, 11:36pm...

GOD cares for His children At times our worries leave us sleepless burdened depressed and defeated if its not dealt at the throne of grace Though covered with loneliness afflicted in pain strangled to death just be still and know that He is GOD and He will sustain you through the valley of the shadow of death Cast all your worries on Jesus for Jesus cares for YOU


Christie's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/14/2014, 3:41am...

I had lost my job my husband was not working and it seemed like all was lost and I just cried and prayed to The Lord and he heard my cry my enemies had pressed hard against me but I woke up early this am my husbands stomach hurting and at 300 in the morning Joel old teen had already sent devotional this never happens this early and there was a message under the tab are you a child of most high and it encouraged me for my count absence was low and God put the thought in my mind LiFTER up of my head and I looked it up and it was in Psalms 3 Praise GOD I usually lift others up when I can but often think sometimes Lord who and why is no one lifting me up when I need it But The Lord the lifter of my head lifted me up this am when I humbled myself before him in prayer Thank you oh lord Praise be to JESUS his mercy endures forever


LarryDennis's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 3/12/2014, 6:50pm...

Oh Lord where would I be if your mighty hand was not keeping the wicked at bay Thanks you Lord for hearing my prayers when no one else came to my help You alone is all I need to survive in this world Amen


SAM's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 2/02/2014, 11:44pm...

He is an alfa and omega,he guides,protect,he cares for us,even when at sleep enemy no matter their number GOD is there for Us


Sidney Spruell's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 1/24/2014, 1:30pm...

{have so maney enmies.I learn alot


Muinee Bimbo's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 1/20/2014, 1:38am...

He is JEHOVAH. When reading this Psalm, I normally dwell on verse 4. Praies the lord


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