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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

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Threatened but Trusting

1A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom. m 2 Sm 15, 13ff . *

I

2How many are my foes, LORD! How many rise against me! 3How many say of me, “God will not save that one.” n Ps 71, 11 .   Selah * 4But you, LORD, are a shield around me; my glory, you keep my head high. o Pss 7, 11; 18, 3; 62, 7–8; Dt 33, 29; Is 60, 19 .

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5Whenever I cried out to the LORD, I was answered from the holy mountain.   Selah 6Whenever I lay down and slept, the LORD preserved me to rise again. p Ps 4, 9; Prv 3, 24 . 7I do not fear, then, thousands of people arrayed against me on every side.

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8Arise, LORD! Save me, my God! You will shatter the jaws of all my foes; you will break the teeth of the wicked. q Ps 58, 7 . 9Safety comes from the LORD! Your blessing for your people! r Ps 28, 9; Jon 2, 10 .   Selah

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m: 2 Sm 15, 13ff .

n: Ps 71, 11 .

o: Pss 7, 11; 18, 3; 62, 7–8; Dt 33, 29; Is 60, 19 .

p: Ps 4, 9; Prv 3, 24 .

q: Ps 58, 7 .

r: Ps 28, 9; Jon 2, 10 .

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