Psalms 3:7

“Arise, O Lord, saue mee, O my God; for thou hast smitten all mine enemies vpon the cheeke bone: thou hast broken the teeth of the vngodly.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Arise, O Jehovah; save me, O my God: For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come to me, Lord; keep me safe, O my God; for you have given all my haters blows on their face-bones; the teeth of the evil-doers have been broken by you.
- Basic English Bible

Arise, Jehovah; save me, my God! For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheekbone, thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
- Darby Bible

Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all my enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
- Webster's Bible

Arise, Yahweh! Save me, my God! For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone. You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
- World English Bible

Rise, O Jehovah! save me, my God. Because Thou hast smitten All mine enemies [on] the cheek. The teeth of the wicked Thou hast broken.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:8) Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God; for Thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek, Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 3:7


3:7 Cheek bone - Which implies contempt and reproach. Teeth - Their strength and the instruments of their cruelty. He compares them to wild beasts.


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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