Psalm 3

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You are a shield around me, LORD!
You bestow glory on me and you lift up my head.
To FATHER I cry out loud,
and he answers me every time
from his abode of holiness.

I lie down and sleep.
I wake again, because FATHER sustains me.
I will not fear the forces of evil,
though they number tens of thousands
brandishing weapons on every side.

Arise, O LORD!
You will deliver me, O my God!
For from my FATHER comes deliverance.
And I, and your people, shall bask in blessing.



Adaptation from New International Version by Paul D. Morris, 2005