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THE PSALTER: First Kathisma
Psalm Three LXX (Ps. 3, Masoretic)
- A Psalm of David, when he was fleeing
from before the face of Absalom his son.
- Lord, why are they increased that trouble me? Many are they that
rise up against me.
- Many there be which say of my soul, There is no
salvation for him in his
God. ( Selah.)
- But thou, O LORD, art my protector; my glory, and the lifting
up of mine head.
- I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his
holy mountain. ( Selah.)
- I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD shall sustain
- I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that beset
me round about.
- Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou smotest all
that were without cause mine
enemies; thou brakest the teeth of sinners.
- Salvation belongeth unto the LORD, and thy blessing is upon thy
- v. 4, "Protector": The Greek is antileptor, meaning
"protector" or "helper", and is related to the verb translated
"sustain" in v. 6. The Masoretic Hebrew text reads magen,
"shield"; some people think this is a mistake for magan,
"overlord". See the footnote in The Anchor Bible.
Orthodox Library, Sunday of the Last Judgement, 2004.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!