Psalms 3:3

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

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Other Translations

But thou, O LORD, [art] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
- King James Version

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

  • Foxy111
    CHRIST alone take us home.
  • 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-

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