Notice the repetition of the word ‘salvation,save’ in verses 2,7 and 8. (Deliver, deliverance in NIV). The word can be used of physical, emotional or spiritual salvation – and is the root of the name Jesus!
Psalm 3:1-8 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me;
2many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God. Selah
3But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. 6I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
7Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.
8Salvation belongs to the LORD; your blessing be on your people! Selah