Psalm 3 20

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New International Version
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.

New Living Translation
May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude

English Standard Version
May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

Berean Study Bible
May He remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Selah

King James Bible
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

New King James Version
May He remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah

New American Standard Bible
May He remember all your meal offerings And accept your burnt offering! Selah

NASB 1995
May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.

NASB 1977
May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah.

Amplified Bible
May He remember all your meal offerings And accept your burnt offering. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
May he remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May He remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah

American Standard Version
Remember all thy offerings, And accept thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH will remember for you all your offerings and he will accept your burnt sacrifices.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remember all thy sacrifice, and enrich thy whole-burnt-offering. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
May he remember your gifts and be pleased with what you bring.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May he be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burnt offering be made fat.

English Revised Version
Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah

Good News Translation
May he accept all your offerings and be pleased with all your sacrifices.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will remember all your grain offerings and look with favor on your burnt offerings. [Selah]

International Standard Version
May he remember all your gifts, and may he accept your burnt offerings. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, And accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah

Literal Standard Version
He remembers all your presents, And reduces your burnt-offering to ashes. Selah.

NET Bible
May he take notice of your offerings; may he accept your burnt sacrifice! (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
He will remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.

World English Bible
remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth remember all thy presents, And thy burnt-offering doth reduce to ashes. Selah.

Additional Translations ...


The Day of Trouble
…2May He send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion. 3May He rememberallyour giftsand look favorably onyour burnt offerings.Selah4May He give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.…

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Cross References

Acts 10:4
Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, "What is it, Lord?" The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God.

1 Samuel 1:17
"Go in peace," Eli replied, "and may the God of Israel grant the petition you have asked of Him."

Psalm 51:19
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, in whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Treasury of Scripture

Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.


Genesis 4:4
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

accept [heb.

2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

2 Samuel 6:17
And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) All thy offerings.--The king is sacrificing, according to custom, before battle (1Samuel 13:9), the burnt offering (olah, from root to "go up," i.e., of the smoke) and the bloodless offering (minchah, from root "to portion out") of fine flour. (See Leviticus 2:1). Since the word rendered in our version memorial (Leviticus 24:7), which is a derivative of the verb here rendered "remember," has been proved by eminent scholars to signify "incense," we may believe the psalmist meant--

"Accept the incense of all thy minchah,

And the fat of thy olah"

Indeed Mr. Burgess would render "smell" and "relish."

Accept.--Literally, make fat (Psalm 23:5, "anointest") i.e., regard or receive as a fat or a worthy offering. The objection to the alternative rendering, "turn to ashes," i.e., "consume," (Leviticus 9:24; 1Kings 18:38), is that the Hebrew word never elsewhere has that sense, but only that of "cleansing from ashes." . . .

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3.- Remember all thy offerings. (On David's offerings, see 2 Samuel 6:13, 17; 2 Samuel 24:25; 1 Chronicles 15:26; 1 Chronicles 16:1; 1 Chronicles 21:28; 1 Chronicles 29:21.) It is not to be supposed, however, that David ever sacrificed victims with his own hand, or without the intervention of a priest. And accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. It is a reasonable conjecture that the "Selah" here marks a "pause," during which special sacrifices were offered, with a view of entreating God's favour and protection in the coming war (Hengstenberg).

Parallel Commentaries ...


May He remember
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your gifts
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

and look favorably on
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1878: To be fat, to fatten, to anoint, to satisfy, to remove, ashes

your burnt offerings.
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5930: Whole burnt offering

Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause

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Psalm 20:3, NIV: "May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings."

Psalm 20:3, ESV: "May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah"

Psalm 20:3, KJV: "Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah."

Psalm 20:3, NASB: "May He remember all your meal offerings And accept your burnt offering! Selah"

Psalm 20:3, NLT: "May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude"

Psalm 20:3, CSB: "May he remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah"

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Wisdom from the Psalms 3/20

March 20

Psalms 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Adam wailed throughout the entire ride. From the moment the roller coaster started out, he began to whimper. As it approached its first hill, the whimper had become a roar. The ride was torture for him, but as soon as it ended, he was back to normal.

Most things in life are similar to Adam's roller coaster ride. No matter how bad they are, they come to an end and things get back to normal. God never tests us beyond our level of endurance. He is faithful to see us through hardship and to bless us richly when our trial is through. The night times of our life may seem dismal and black, but there is always a glorious morning on the rise.

Prayer: When times seem exceptionally difficult, Lord, help me to remember that they will pass away. No trial last forever, Lord, and the promise of good things to come is mine. Amen.

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Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

1LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!

2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”

3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

7 Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.


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Psalm 3

Psalm 3 is the third Psalm of the Bible. It is a personal thanksgiving to God, who answered the prayer of an afflicted soul. This psalm is attributed to David and relates in particular to the time when he fled from Absalom his son. The story of Absalom is found in the 2 Samuel, chapters 13–18. David, deserted by his subjects, derided by Shimei, pursued for his crown and life by his ungracious son, turns to his God, makes his supplications, and confesses his faith.


This is the first Psalm with a title in the original and it concerns a specific time of crisis in David's life. David fled Absalom because of a series of events as a result of David being under discipline for his own sins regarding Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite as recorded in 2 Samuel 11.[1] In that light, the prayer is a model for looking to God for help even in the midst of God's chastisement. Even so, David prays "Thy blessings by upon your people".[2]

An evening and a morning are seen (verse 5) as David lays down to sleep and wakes up protected and sustained by providence. Absalom 's advisor Ahitophel is personified as the mouth who David asks God to 'break the teeth of" and in the account Ahitophel's counsel is frustrated and Ahitophel faces his demise.[3] David fleeing his son at the start of Psalm 3 is in direct contrast with taking refuge in 'the Son' at the end of Psalm 2.[4]

This is also the first Psalm which refers to a selah, which appears after verses 2, 4 and 8. The final selah possibly indicates that Psalm 3 and Psalm 4 are tied together somehow.[5]

David spent more years fleeing Saul as a young man than he spent fleeing his son Absalom. David will even write many psalms later through the book of psalms on situations where he was being chased by Saul. Here is one of the opening psalms in the book of psalms and it is about the painful experience of fleeing from his own son.


Matthew Henry[edit]

According to Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary written in 1706, verses 1-3 represent David complaining to God of his enemies, and confiding in God. Verses 4-8 represent his triumphs over his fears, and "give God the glory", while "taking to himself the comfort".[6]

Martin Luther[edit]

Martin Luther felt that, overall, the goal in this Psalm is to impart the confidence of those who consider themselves followers of YHWH to call on him. "But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and uplifts my head." (Verse 4): This is the emphatic prayer of the oppressed who turn aside to YHWH.[7]

Although written in the mouth of David (verse 1)[8] the reader is encouraged to consider how God rescues someone like David, who was at that time very in distress, saved and later raised to be king over all Israel.


New Advent: St. Augustine, Exposition on Psalm 3

Musical settings[edit]

Psalm 3 has been scored in music by many composers, including "Thou Art A Shield For Me",[9] by Byron Cage, "Christian Karaoke Praise Song Psalm 3 worship",[10] by Andrew Bain. In 1691, Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed around 1676 one "Domine quid multiplicati sunt", for 3 voices, 2 treble instruments and continuo, H.172. Michel-Richard Delalande composed his grand motet Domine quid sunt Multiplicati (S.37) for the offices of the Chapel of Versailles, and Henry Purcell set a variant version of the Latin text, "Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei," for five voices and continuo.



  • In the Old Testament, the prayer of Jonah in the "fish" starts with Psalm 3 and he also ends his prayer drawing on Psalm 3.[11] Jonah also draws on other psalms, namely Psalms 16, 18, 31, 42, 50, 88, 116, 118, 119 and 120.[12][13]
  • Verses 2-9 are part of the prayers of the Bedtime Shema[14] and occasional sunrise Shema.
  • Verse 9 is the eighth verse of V'hu Rachum in Pesukei Dezimra[15] and is also found in Havdalah.[16]

Eastern Orthodox Church[edit]

  • Psalm 3 is the first Psalm, of "The Six Psalms", which are read as part of every Orthros (Matins) service. During the reading of the Six Psalms, movement and noise are strongly discouraged, as it is regarded as one of the most holy moments of the Orthros service.[17]

Catholic Church[edit]

About 530 in the Rule of St. Benedict, Benedict of Nursia chose this Psalm for the beginning of the office of matins, namely as the first psalm in the liturgy of the Benedictine during the year.[18] In the abbeys that preserve the tradition, it is currently the first Psalm Sunday for the office of vigils.[19]

In the current Liturgy of the Hours, Psalm 3 is sung or recited the first Office of Readings on Sunday of the week, after the first two psalms.[20]

Book of Common Prayer[edit]

In the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer, Psalm 3 is appointed to be read on the morning of the first day of the month.[21]


  1. ^"David's Great Repentance by R.C. Sproul".
  2. ^"Psalms 3 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible - Bible Commentaries".
  3. ^"Free Online Bible Library | Lecture 13: Psalm 3".
  4. ^Psalm 2:12: NKJV. Other translations vary in their treatment of this verse.
  5. ^"Bible Gateway passage: Psalm 3 - English Standard Version".
  6. ^Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Psalm 3
  7. ^Martin Luther: Dr. Martin Luthers Sämmtliche Schriften, (St. Louis 1880), p 1375.
  8. ^Siehe: Howard N. Wallace, Psalms. Readings. A New Biblical Commentary, (Sheffield 2009).
  9. ^Thou Art A Shield For Me Psalm 3 lyricsArchived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, by Byron Cage.
  10. ^Christian Karaoke Praise Song Psalm 3 worship, by Andrew Bain.
  11. ^"Jonah and the Art of Being Broken".
  12. ^"Jonah 2 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible".
  13. ^
  14. ^The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 291
  15. ^The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 63
  16. ^The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 619
  17. ^Dykstra, Tyler. "The Six Psalms". Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  18. ^Prosper Guéranger, La règle de Saint Benoit, p. 37 & 38.
  19. ^D’après le Complete Artscroll Siddur, compilation des prières juives.
  20. ^The main cycle of liturgical prayers takes place over four weeks.
  21. ^Church of England, Book of Common Prayer: The Psalter as printed by John Baskerville in 1762

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Psalm 3.
  • Psalm 3 in Hebrew and English - Mechon-mamre
  • Psalm 3 King James Bible - Wikisource
Psalm 3 - Deliver Me, O God! (With words - KJV)


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