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Psalms 3

Introduction

1The security of God's protection.

Verse 1

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) Psalm, {Mizmor,} from the verb to cut, prune, sing, a poem cut into short sentences, divided into syllables, pruned from every redundancy, and thus adapted for singing
when
2 Samuel 15:1-18
how
2 Samuel 15:12; 16:15; 17:11-13; Matthew 27:25
many
17:7; Matthew 10:21
Reciprocal: Joshua 11:5 - all these; Judges 6:33 - Then all; Judges 7:12 - grasshoppers; 2 Samuel 15:14 - Arise; 2 Samuel 15:16 - the king; 2 Samuel 15:17 - went forth; 2 Samuel 15:31 - Ahithophel; Psalm 22:8 - let him; Psalm 25:19 - Consider; Psalm 38:19 - But; Psalm 56:2 - many; Psalm 64:2 - insurrection; Psalm 119:61 - The bands; Psalm 119:157 - Many; Psalm 124:2 - when men; Psalm 142:6 - for they; Mark 14:43 - and with; John 18:3 - a band

Verse 2

Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
no
22:7; 42:3,10; 71:11; 2 Samuel 16:7,8; Matthew 27:42,43
Selah
4,8; 4:2,4; Habakkuk 3:3,9,13
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:3 - They are entangled; 2 Samuel 15:12 - the people; 2 Samuel 15:17 - went forth; 2 Chronicles 32:11 - The Lord our God; Psalm 7:5 - Selah; Psalm 14:6 - Ye; Psalm 22:8 - let him; Psalm 25:19 - Consider; Psalm 41:8 - and; Psalm 119:42 - So shall; Psalm 119:157 - Many; Mark 14:43 - and with; John 18:3 - a band

Verse 3

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
a shield
18:2; 28:7; 84:11; 119:114; Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29
for
or, about. my.
4:3; 62:7; Isaiah 45:25; 60:19; Luke 2:32; Revelation 21:11,23
the
27:6; 110:7; Genesis 40:13; 2 Kings 25:27
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:32 - he worshipped; 2 Samuel 17:1 - this night; 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield; 2 Samuel 22:51 - the tower; Job 29:20 - glory; Psalm 4:2 - my glory; Psalm 5:12 - shield; Psalm 7:10 - My; Psalm 21:5 - glory; Psalm 59:11 - our shield; Proverbs 21:31 - but; Jeremiah 2:11 - changed their glory; Jeremiah 52:31 - lifted up; Zechariah 2:5 - the glory

Verse 4

I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
I cried
22:2-5; 34:6; 50:15; 66:17-19; 86:3,4; 91:15; 116:1-4; 130:1,2; 138:3; 142:1-3; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Matthew 7:7; James 5:13
he
34:4
his
2:6; 43:3; 99:9; 132:13,14
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 9:4 - cried; Psalm 3:2 - Selah; Psalm 4:4 - Selah; Psalm 5:2 - unto the; Psalm 6:8 - for; Psalm 6:9 - hath heard; Psalm 15:1 - holy; Psalm 28:1 - Unto; Psalm 77:1 - I cried; Lamentations 3:56 - hast; Habakkuk 3:3 - Selah

Verse 5

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
I laid
4:8; 127:2; Leviticus 26:6; Job 11:18,19; Proverbs 3:24; Acts 12:6
the
4:8; 66:9; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Isaiah 26:3
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:20 - slept; Psalm 91:5 - terror; Psalm 139:18 - when I awake

Verse 6

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
I will
27:1-3; 46:2,7; 118:10-12; 2 Kings 6:15-17; Romans 8:31
ten
2 Samuel 18:7
set
2:2
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:3 - be ye terrified; 1 Samuel 17:32 - thy; 2 Samuel 18:2 - I will surely; 2 Kings 6:16 - Fear not; Psalm 23:4 - I will; Psalm 27:3 - host; Psalm 55:18 - He hath; Psalm 91:5 - Thou; John 18:4 - Whom; Acts 12:6 - the same

Verse 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.
Arise
10:12; 12:5; 35:23; 44:23; 59:5; 74:11; 76:9; Isaiah 51:9; Habakkuk 2:19
thou
58:6; Job 16:10; 29:17; Lamentations 3:30
Reciprocal: Judges 4:21 - smote; Judges 15:18 - Thou hast given; 2 Samuel 15:32 - he worshipped; 2 Samuel 18:8 - General; 2 Samuel 22:18 - delivered; Job 4:10 - the teeth; Psalm 7:1 - save; Psalm 7:6 - Arise; Psalm 9:19 - Arise; Psalm 10:15 - Break; Psalm 12:1 - Help; Psalm 17:13 - Arise; Psalm 18:37 - General; Psalm 27:2 - wicked; Psalm 55:18 - He hath; Proverbs 30:14 - whose; Lamentations 3:16 - broken; Zechariah 9:7 - I will; Matthew 14:30 - Lord

Verse 8

Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Salvation
37:39,40; Proverbs 21:31; Isaiah 43:11; 45:21,22; Jeremiah 3:23; Hosea 13:4; Jonah 2:9; Acts 4:12; Revelation 7:10; 19:1
thy blessing
29:11; 72:17; Acts 3:26; Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 6:14; 1 Peter 3:9 Reciprocal: Exodus 14:13 - see the; Judges 15:18 - Thou hast given; 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name; 2 Samuel 19:5 - saved; 2 Samuel 23:12 - the Lord; Psalm 3:2 - Selah; Psalm 5:12 - bless; Psalm 27:1 - salvation; Psalm 115:15 - blessed; Daniel 3:29 - because; Matthew 19:26 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-3.html.