This is a song that David wrote when he ran away from his son, Absalom.
3:0Absalom was a son of King David. Absalom wanted to become king so he attacked David. David ran away to a safe place. But David asked God for help. Later, David became king again and Absalom died. See 2 Samuel15—19.
A morning song
1 Lord, every day I have more enemies.
Many people fight against me.
2 They say about me,
‘God will not save him.’
3 But Lord, you are like a shield for me.
3:3David prayed. He asked the Lord to keep him safe like a shield over him.
You are the one who makes me great.
You lift my head up high.
4 I called aloud to the Lord.
He answered me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and I sleep.
Then I wake up, because the Lord takes care of me.
6 Even if 10,000 enemies are all round me to attack me,
I will not be afraid of them.
7 Lord, stand up! My God, save me from my enemies!
Hit all my enemies in the face.
Break the teeth of those bad people.
8 Lord, it is you that saves us.
You bless your people.