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
    "Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God." What do the Righteous do to make the ungodly hate them? What did Abel do to Cain to make him get angry and kill him? Those who "will not have THIS MAN (Jesus) to rule over them;" who have no heart for knowing or doing the truth; think that their own life without God "proves" that there's no God, and their right to scorn faith.
  • Alex Sakala
    God is my protector. no matter how harsh the season i am in, he will never let me suffer nor be disabled. on my side/guard he will be.
  • Tim P
    They may say there's no help for you. But if you got him you ain't got to worry about them. Even though they may tear you down he will pick you up. Just call on the Lord in heaven, because that's where help is , your hope is and your home is.
  • Sher
    The name of the LORD is a strong tower the righteous run in and they are safe he still remain the same he is worthy to be praise at all time
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Mashallah
    Psalm 3 is one of my weekly prayers . I feel the Lord protects me from my enemies. I turn to this saving grace especially when people I have loved and cared for even given up something to help them and yet they speak ill of me , and when I am in great need they turn their backs and laugh at me . When I see this I ask Jesus to keep them away from me and he does so wonderfully well. Praise God Amen