Psalms 4:1-8

Psalm 4In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me when I call to you,

my righteous God.

Give me relief from my distress;

have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?

How long will you love delusions and seek false gods4:2 Or seek lies?4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.

Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;

the Lord hears when I call to him.

Tremble and4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint) do not sin;

when you are on your beds,

search your hearts and be silent.

Offer the sacrifices of the righteous

and trust in the Lord.

Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”

Let the light of your face shine on us.

Fill my heart with joy

when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,

for you alone, Lord,

make me dwell in safety.

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