Confidence In Troubled Times

1 Yahweh! how have mine adversaries multiplied, Multitudes, are rising against me;

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!

2 But, thou, Yahweh, art a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

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!"

3 With my voice - unto Yahweh, do I cry, and he hath answered me out of his holy mountain. Selah.

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.

4 I, laid me down and slept, - I awoke, Surely, Yahweh, sustaineth me!

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

5 I will not be afraid of myriads of people, who, round about, have set themselves against me.

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.

6 Rise! Yahweh, Save me, my God. Surely thou hast smitten all my foes on the cheekbone, The teeth of the lawless, hast thou broken.

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.

7 To Yahweh, belongeth Salvation! Upon thy people, be thy blessing. Selah.

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.

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