Psalm 3:3
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New Living Translation
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.

King James Bible
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Jehovah, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

World English Bible
But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah, art a shield for me, My honour, and lifter up of my head.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:3 A shield - My defence. My glory - Thou hast formerly given, and wilt farther give occasion of glorying in thy power and favour. Lifter up - Thou wilt restore me to my former power and dignity.

Psalm 3:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Christ's Kingly Office
Q-26: HOW DOES CHRIST EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF A KING? A: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ's regal office. And he has on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Rev 19:16. Jesus Christ is of mighty renown, he is a king; (1.) he has a kingly title. High and Lofty.' Isa 57:15. (2.) He has his insignia regalia, his ensigns of royalty; corona est insigne
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 4:2
How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies? Interlude

Psalm 5:12
For you bless the godly, O LORD; you surround them with your shield of love.

Psalm 9:13
LORD, have mercy on me. See how my enemies torment me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death.

Psalm 27:6
Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Psalm 30:1
A psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the Temple. I will exalt you, LORD, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 41:10
LORD, have mercy on me. Make me well again, so I can pay them back!

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