Psalms 3:1

NET ©

A psalm of David, written when he fled from his son Absalom. Lord, how numerous are my enemies! Many attack me.

NIV ©

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!

NASB ©

<<A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.>> O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me.

NLT ©

<<A psalm of David, regarding the time David fled from his son Absalom.>> O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.

MSG ©

GOD! Look! Enemies past counting! Enemies sprouting like mushrooms,

BBE ©

<A Psalm. Of David. When he went in flight from Absalom his son.> Lord, how greatly are they increased who make attacks on me! in great numbers they come against me.

NRSV ©

O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me;

NKJV ©

<<A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.>> LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me.

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
A psalm
<04210>
of David
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, written when he fled
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from his son
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Absalom
<053>
. Lord
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, how
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numerous
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are my enemies
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! Many
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attack
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me.
NET © Notes

sn Psalm 3. The psalmist acknowledges that he is confronted by many enemies (vv. 1-2). But, alluding to a divine oracle he has received (vv. 4-5), he affirms his confidence in God’s ability to protect him (vv. 3, 6) and requests that God make his promise a reality (vv. 7-8).

sn According to Jewish tradition, David offered this prayer when he was forced to flee from Jerusalem during his son Absalom’s attempted coup (see 2 Sam 15:13-17).

tn The Hebrew term מָה (mah, “how”) is used here as an adverbial exclamation (see BDB 553 s.v.).

tn Heb “many rise up against me.”