Psalms 3:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter vp of mine head.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Annie
    The book of Psalm 3 was ministered at service and soon as I arrive home I began to study it over again. I realize God will give you great peace in the battle set before us.
  • A disciple
    BSP; Amen! It is interesting the way God had David put the most dreadful time of his life at the beginning of the Psalms. The matter around Absalom was not confined to his house alone; but was used by God to make manifest what was in the hearts of every man. The strong delusion and conspiracy grew as it did because so many who had known the blessing of God's Anointed turned instead to rebellion.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Even though David was dealing with some very distressing circumstances, in verse 5 he went to sleep and left matter in God's hands. We must trust in God and take things one day at a time.
  • Nola Brown
    Psalm 3 show me that David was a real person with real enemy, problem, and fears. Nevertheless through years of experiences with God's unwavering love, protection, and faithfulness David's resolve remained steadfast in-spite of his initial responses. This is also letting us know that like David, we all will experience struggles of every kind in our life time, but God is faithful and never change.
  • Carole Grant
    HALLELUJAH! !!!! PRAISE THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. I ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REMIND ME RIGHT NOW TO REMEBER THE WORDS OF HIS BELOVED SON HANGING ON THAT CROSS: "FOR GIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.
  • Mild Bill
    Our time, now, are the "Bible times" allotted to us, recorded in the memory of God, for eternity.