1 A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.Lord, how my adversaries have increased!Many are those who rise up against me.

2 Many there are who say of my soul,"There is no help for him in God."Selah.

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

4 I cry to the Lord with my voice,and he answers me out of his holy hill.Selah.

5 I laid myself down and slept.I awakened; for the Lord sustains me.

6 I will not be afraid of tens of thousands of peoplewho have set themselves against me on every side.

7 Arise, Lord!Save me, my God!For you have struck all of my enemies on the cheek bone.You have broken the teeth of the wicked.

8 Salvation belongs to the Lord.Your blessing be on your people.Selah.