Psalms 3:2

“Many there bee which say of my soule, There is no helpe for him in God. Selah.”

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Other Translations

Many [there be] which say of my soul, [There is] no help for him in God. Selah.
- King James Version

Many are saying of my soul, "There is no deliverance for him in God. Selah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Many there are that say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unnumbered are those who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

Many say of my soul, There is no salvation for him in God. Selah.
- Darby Bible

Many there are who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
- Webster's Bible

Many there are who say of my soul, "There is no help for him in God." Selah.
- World English Bible

Many are saying of my soul, `There is no salvation for him in God.' Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:3) Many there are that say of my soul: 'There is no salvation for him in God.' Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 3:2


3:2 My soul - Of me: the soul being commonly put for the person. In God - God hath utterly forsaken him. Selah - This word is no where used but in this poetical book, and in the song of Habakkuk. Probably it was a musical note, directing the singer either to lift up his voice, to make a pause, or to lengthen the tune. But withal, it is generally placed at some remarkable passage; which gives occasion to think that it served also to quicken the attention of the singer and hearer.


Discussion for Psalms 3

  • Karen
    Love it.
  • Shay
    Let's remember that while David did sin and was a man of war, he knew how to break his heart before God. God did serve His justice upon David by not allowing him the joy of building temple and he allowed David to suffer greatly due to choices. David was not perfect and made many mistakes yet God still chose him. Just as He does with us today, but remember to not misuse His grace toward us.
  • Michael
    Asking God to slap the faces of our enemies so hard as to break their teeth seems like a strange thing to ask Him to do. I cannot imagine Jesus doing that to someone.
  • Vanessa
    It was David's sin that caused such pain, he thought he could hide it, he knew in his heart he couldn't, he loved God with all his heart soul and might and nor can we. Deuteronomy 24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
  • Linda
    David triumphed over many fears by yrusting the. Lord - he is like me- my fears overwhelm me- i want to run - then I remember my hope is in yhe Lord who made heaven earth- He sees everything going on one day will call us home- no mpre fear or anxiety-
  • Camilla Nesbitt
    What I love about this particular Biblical Scripture is despite of his sins he still prayed , rejoiced in God . This shows us that no matter what we do we all have a High Priest ( JESUS ) who loves us very much and forgives no matter what we’ve done. His love is eternal and he said David he called him by name David I love thee come and sup with me and belong to me as my dear friend. David prayed.

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