Psalm 4 - Confident Plea for Deliverance from Enemies

To the Leader: With Stringed Instruments

A Psalm of David.


Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.


2 How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? Selah 3 But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.


4 When you are disturbed,[a] do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah 5 Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.


6 There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!” 7 You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound.


8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.


Footnotes

a. Psalm 4:4 Or are angry


New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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