New American Standard Bible

Psalm 4

Evening Prayer of Trust in God.

[a]For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1Answer me when I call, O God [b]of my righteousness!
You have [c]relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will my [d]honor become a reproach?
How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? [e]Selah.
But know that the Lord has [f]set apart the godly man for Himself;
The Lord hears when I call to Him.

[g]Tremble, [h]and do not sin;
[i]Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer [j]the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
You have put gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will [k]both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 4:1 I.e. Belonging to the choir director’s anthology
  2. Psalm 4:1 I.e. who maintains my right
  3. Psalm 4:1 Lit made room for
  4. Psalm 4:2 Or glory
  5. Psalm 4:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  6. Psalm 4:3 Another reading is dealt wonderfully with
  7. Psalm 4:4 I.e. with anger or fear
  8. Psalm 4:4 Or but
  9. Psalm 4:4 Lit Speak
  10. Psalm 4:5 Or righteous sacrifices
  11. Psalm 4:8 Or at the same time

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 4

Psalm 4

For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.

My faithful God,
    answer me when I call out to you.
Give me rest from my trouble.
    Have mercy on me. Hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
    How long will you love what will certainly fail you?
    How long will you pray to statues of gods?
Remember that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself.
    The Lord hears me when I call out to him.

Tremble and do not sin.
    When you are in bed,
    look deep down inside yourself and be silent.
Offer to the Lord the sacrifices that godly people offer.
    Trust in him.

Lord, many are asking, “Who will make us successful?”
    Lord, may you do good things for us.
Fill my heart with joy
    when the people have lots of grain and fresh wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep.
    Lord, you alone keep me safe.