Confidence In Troubled Times

1 A Psalm of David, when (a)he fled from Absalom his son.O Lord, how (A)my adversaries have increased!Many are rising up against me.

1 {A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.} LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

1 A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom.(A)Lord, how my foes increase!There are many who attack me.(B)

1 LORD, I have so many persecutors! Many are rising up against me!

1 Lord, how they are increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me.

2 Many are saying (b)of my soul,“There is no (c)(B)deliverance for him in God.” (d)Selah.

2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

2 Many say about me,“There is no help for him in God.”(C)Selah

2 Many are saying about me, "God will never deliver him!"

2 Many are saying of me, There is no help for him in God. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

3 But You, O Lord, are (C)a shield about me,My (D)glory, and the One who (E)lifts my head.

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

3 But You, Lord, are a shield around me,(D)my glory,(E) and the One who lifts up my head.(F)

3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

4 I was crying to the Lord with my voice,And He (F)answered me from (G)His holy (e)mountain. Selah.

4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

4 I cry aloud to the Lord,and He answers me from His holy mountain.(G)Selah

4 I cry aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Interlude

4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 (f)I (H)lay down and slept;I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

5 I lie down and sleep;I wake again because the Lord sustains me.(H)

5 I lie down and sleep, I wake up, because the LORD sustains me.

5 I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.

6 I will (I)not be afraid of ten thousands of peopleWho have (J)set themselves against me round about.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

6 I am not afraid of the thousands of peoplewho have taken their stand against me on every side.(I)

6 I will not fear multitudes of people, who set themselves against me on every side.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about.

7 (K)Arise, O Lord; (L)save me, O my God!For You (g)have (M)smitten all my enemies on the (h)cheek;You (i)have (N)shattered the teeth of the wicked.

7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

7 Rise up, Lord!(J)Save me, my God!You strike all my enemies on the cheek;(K)You break the teeth of the wicked.(L)

7 Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! For you strike the jaw of all my enemies, and you break the teeth of the wicked.

7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 (j)(O)Salvation belongs to the Lord;Your (P)blessing (k)be upon Your people! Selah.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;(M)may Your blessing be on Your people.(N)Selah

8 Deliverance comes from the LORD! May your blessing be on your people. Interlude To the Director: With stringed instruments. A Davidic Psalm

8 Salvation belongs to the Lord; May Your blessing be upon Your people. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

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