A song of David written during the time he was running from his son Absalom.
1 LORD, I have so many enemies.
So many people have turned against me.
2 They say to themselves, “God will not rescue him!”
3 But you, LORD, protect me.
You bring me honor;
you give me hope.
4 I will pray to the LORD,
and he will answer me from his holy mountain.
5 I can lie down to rest and know that I will wake up,
because the LORD covers and protects me.
6 So I will not be afraid of my enemies,
even if thousands of them surround me.
7 LORD, get up!*
My God, come rescue me!
If you hit my enemies on the cheek,
you will break all their teeth.
8 LORD, the victory† is yours!
You are so good to your people.