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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
III
 
Morning Prayer of Trust in God
 
 
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
 
 
[1]  JEHOVAH, how are mine adversaries increased!
Many are they that rise up against me.
[2]  Many there are that say of 1 my soul,
There is no help 2 for him in God.  [Selah
[3]  But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me;
My glory, and the lifter up of my head.
[4]  I cry unto Jehovah with my voice,
And he answereth me out of his holy hill.  [Selah
[5]  I laid me down and slept;
I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.
[6]  I will not be afraid of ten thousands of the people
That have set themselves against me round about.
[7]  Arise, O Jehovah; save me, O my God:
For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone;
Thou hast broken the teeth of the wicked.
[8]  Salvation 3 belongeth unto Jehovah:
Thy blessing be upon thy people.  [Selah
 
Note 1. Or, to. [back]
Note 2. Or, salvation. [back]
Note 3. Or, Victory. [back]
 

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