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
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.
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 3 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.