Psalm 3:3
New International Version
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

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

English Standard Version
But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Berean Study Bible
But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.

New American Standard Bible
But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

Contemporary English Version
But you are my shield, and you give me victory and great honor.

Good News Translation
But you, O LORD, are always my shield from danger; you give me victory and restore my courage.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.

International Standard Version
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

NET Bible
But you, LORD, are a shield that protects me; you are my glory and the one who restores me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You, Lord Jehovah, are my helper and my honor, and the lifter of my head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you, O LORD, are a shield that surrounds me. You are my glory. You hold my head high.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; My glory, and the lifter up of my head.

New American Standard 1977
But Thou, O LORD, art a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of my head.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

American King James Version
But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

American Standard Version
But thou, O Jehovah, art a shield about me; My glory and the lifter up of my head.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thou, O Lord, art my helper: my glory, and the one that lifts up my head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O Lord art my protector, my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

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

English Revised Version
But thou, O LORD, art a shield about me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for 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.
Study Bible
Deliver Me, O LORD!
2Many say of me, “God will not deliver him.” Selah 3But You, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. 4To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. Selah…
Cross References
Psalm 4:2
How long, O men, will my honor be maligned? How long will you love vanity and seek after lies? Selah

Psalm 5:12
For surely You, O LORD, bless the righteous; You surround them with the shield of your favor.

Psalm 9:13
Be merciful to me, O LORD; see how my enemies afflict me! Snatch me from the gates of death,

Psalm 27:6
Then my head will be held high above my enemies around me. At His tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I will thank Him with my song.

Psalm 30:1
I will exalt You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me.

Psalm 41:10
But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, that I may repay them.

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor rest on God, my strong rock; my refuge is in God.

Psalm 75:6
For exaltation comes not from east or west or out of the desert,

Psalm 84:9
Behold our shield, O God, and look with favor on the face of Your anointed.

Psalm 144:2
He is my loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Jeremiah 52:31
Now on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the first year of the reign of Evil-merodach king of Babylon, he pardoned Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison.

Treasury of Scripture

But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

a shield

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

for.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Isaiah 45:25
In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

the

Psalm 27:6
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Psalm 119:7
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

Genesis 40:13
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.







Lexicon
But You,
וְאַתָּ֣ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

are a shield
מָגֵ֣ן (mā·ḡên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile

around me,
בַּעֲדִ֑י (ba·‘ă·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

my glory,
כְּ֝בוֹדִ֗י (kə·ḇō·w·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

and the One who lifts
וּמֵרִ֥ים (ū·mê·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

my head.
רֹאשִֽׁי׃ (rō·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head
(3) For me.--Better, behind me. A protection from the emissaries of Absalom, now on his track.

My glory, and the lifter up of mine head.--

"Comp.--

"O et praesidium et dulce decus meum."

HORACE, Ode I., 1:2.

The significance of this sublime trust comes out as we read in 2Samuel 15:30 how the humiliated monarch went barefoot over Olivet, with head bent down and muffled in his mantle; no glory or dignity left; mute and humiliated under the insults and curses of Shimei.

Verse 3. - But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; or, about me(see the Revised Version). (For the sentiment, comp. Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 28:7; Psalm 33:20; Psalm 84:9, etc.) The expression has peculiar force in David's mouth, who, as a "man of war," fully appreciated the saving power of a shield. My glory (comp. Psalm 62:7). And the lifter up of mine head. As God had raised up David to the throne (2 Samuel 2:4; 2 Samuel 5:3), and prospered him in his wars (2 Samuel 8:1-14), and exalted him above all the other kings of the period, so he was well able now, if he so willed, to restore him to his place and re-establish him in the monarchy (comp. 2 Samuel 15:25; Psalm 43:3). 3:1-3 An active believer, the more he is beaten off from God, either by the rebukes of providence, or the reproaches of enemies, the faster hold he will take, and the closer will he cleave to him. A child of God startles at the very thought of despairing of help in God. See what God is to his people, what he will be, what they have found him, what David found in him. 1. Safety; a shield for me; which denotes the advantage of that protection. 2. Honour; those whom God owns for his, have true honour put upon them. 3. Joy and deliverance. If, in the worst of times, God's people can lift up their heads with joy, knowing that all shall work for good to them, they will own God as giving them both cause and hearts to rejoice.
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