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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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Timmy's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 11/08/2014, 8:46pm...

Only GOD can save us from the enemies and not the man in this World.


Evelyn bagley's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 10/29/2014, 7:29pm...

I believe David knew that trouble was all around him God would protect him


Ivor's Psalms Chapter 3 comment about verse 2 on 10/21/2014, 3:55pm...

I thought Selah meant a form of kneeling and prayer in humility and earnestness nowhere in my music studies have I come across Selah. Just a thought and also not sure . Many people decide on other 's fate by condeming, "He 's been a bad father or husband he 'll surely never have God 's mercy. " This verse re iterates God 's ways aren 't what people think it is. God loves a sinner who repents. Jesus sat with Whores and Criminals and Murderers and even had time for the unbeliever and the Priests and Pharisees were appalled and disgusted that he would even been seen with them. "Ye without sin cast the first Stone! " Those damned by Humans, not necessary will they be forgotten by God and His Mercy.


MockingBird's Psalms Chapter 3 comment about verse 3 on 10/21/2014, 11:56am...

It is always better for the Lord to lift me up than that I get in pride and be cast down. The Lord is my shield and buckler my high tower and hiding place .


Blessed's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 10/21/2014, 6:49am...

David was fleeing from his son. It had to be aweful He loved his sons yet he was lacking when it came to reprimanding them. Tamar was raped David did nothing David should had reprimaded Tamar 's brother who raped her and set an example but he didn 't They situation exploded Absolam wanted to set they situation right. It ended David lost both sons. The word say bring up a child in they way it should go. David didn 't listen Through it all David got back with GOD and worship and praise GOD. GOD DON 'T LEAVE HE IS OMNIPRESENT THANK YOU JESUS THANK YOU GOD


Geraldine cole's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 10/13/2014, 7:47am...

God loved us so much one day he sent his only Son Jesus to Die for us his son was born from a women but not made by a human man but by the spirit of God he live and walk the earth after his work was done. he died on The cross that how much God The Father the son loves us all don 't forget Jesus left the holy Ghost for his children he the Holy Ghost is a gift that God give us if we pray and ask him for it read acts chapter 2 v 28 the holy Ghost is our helper he lead and guides us to all truth about everything Remember the Goodness that U Show to men will bring them to repentance JESUS will do the rest pray ye for one another love one another as Jesus loves us treat people better than they treat u if some one treat u bad Don 't treat them bad pray for them sometime u have to love some people from afar the Lord have told us to come from among the trouble maker


Abigail Awojobi's Psalms Chapter 3 comment on 8/13/2014, 3:25am...

In a time like this only God can help me. I need the favor of God.


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