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.

King James Version

Psalm 4

1Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.