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

  • A disciple
    Hello Bill, Happy and healthy New Year to you! It is very moving to read the story of Absalom's rebellion and so terrible destruction! I think its important that the Spirit had David put this Psalm; about probably the most tragic and dangerous events in his life; in the beginning of the Books. And following the message of the 2nd Psalm, really brings the truth home to our real lives even stronger.
  • Mild Bill
    The longer we are in this world,the enormity of sin we see and understand/experience the effects of.Our confidence in God has he given to us through exposure to his word."Faith cometh by hearing,and hearing the word of God."Rom.10:17 God will triumph over the tens of thousands of peoples,and we will see it,in his timing,at his pleasure, as his people have blessings unto the remainder of eternity.
  • Crowned
    We are in the vast minority of the world.
    We will have many come at us for our
    faith in the Lord Jesus. Jesus said we
    are not above Him. If He was persecuted,
    so will his followers. When we go through
    sore trails, people led by the spirit of this world,
    scoff, these say to us, 'Aha, where is
    their God now? We stay steadfast in faith
    and the belief in the Love Jesus gave to us.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Amen help us Lord Jesus have mercy on the sin sick soul Please Lord Jesus they know not what they do for u alone can draw them to U These are the days of sorrows.repent
  • Michael kwaku kudahor
    An amazing and reassuring psalm 3:3
  • 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.