Psalms 4

Answer Me When I Call

To the a  choirmaster: with b  stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my c  righteousness!
You have d  given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
2 O men,
Or  O men of rank
how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after f  lies?  Selah
3But know that the  Lord has g  set apart h  the godly for himself;
the  Lord hears when I call to him.
4 i  Be angry,
Or  Be agitated
and do not sin;
k  ponder in your own hearts l  on your beds, and be silent.  Selah
5Offer m  right sacrifices,
and put your n  trust in the  Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
o  Lift up p  the light of your face upon us, O  Lord!”
7You have put q  more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both r  lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O  Lord, make me s  dwell in safety.
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