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Psa 3:1(top)
Psa 3:2

“salvation.” Coming from the enemies of the psalmist, this means “deliverance” in this life; in other words, the psalmist would not be able to escape his enemies (cp. “save me” in Ps. 3:7).

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Psa 3:3

“my glory.” The Hebrew word translated “glory” here could also be translated “honor.” The psalmist is saying that Yahweh is his source of glory or honor, that He is the one who gives him honor in the eyes of other people. Although some scholars believe that the text is saying that the psalmist is honoring God, the context is about what God is doing for the psalmist, and so this verse is saying that God gives honor and glory to the psalmist, and similarly, He does that for all believers.

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Psa 3:4(top)
Psa 3:5(top)
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Psa 3:7

“strike all of my enemies on the cheek.” In the biblical culture, striking someone on the cheek was an insult that disgraced them. It was not a deadly attack. In this context, the Psalmist wishes that Yahweh would insult and disgrace his enemies, and also disempower them. [For more on the custom of striking someone on the cheek, see commentary on Luke 6:29].

“shatter the teeth.” Besides wishing God would strike his enemies on the cheek, the psalmist wishes God would “shatter the teeth of the wicked.” Breaking someone’s teeth will not kill them, but it makes them powerless and harmless. The Psalmist is weary of being attacked by his enemies, and he wishes God would insult them, shame them, and make them powerless.

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Psa 3:8(top)
  

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