A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many they that rise up against me.
2 Many which say of my soul, no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O LORD, 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 against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation unto the LORD: thy blessing upon thy people. Selah.