A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
1
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me!
many are they that rise up against me.
2
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God.
Selah.
3
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.
Selah.
5
I laid me down and slept;
I awaked;
for the LORD sustained me.
6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
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.
8
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people.
Selah.