Psalm 3- 4

Psalm 3

A Psalm of David.  When he fled from his son Absalom


1: O Lord how many are my foes!  How many rise up against me!
2: Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him." 
3: But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.    
4: To the Lord I cry out loud and he answers me from his holy hill.
5:  I lie down and sleep.  I wake again because the Lord sustains me.
6:  I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn against me on every side.
7:  Arise O Lord! Deliver me, O my God!  Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
8: From the Lord comes deliverance,  May your blessing be on your people.


Psalm 4

1:  Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God.  Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
2:  How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?  How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
3:  Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him.
4:  In you anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
5:  Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.
6:  Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?"   Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord.
7:  You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
8:  I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.