Psalm 4 English Standard Version

An Evening Prayer of Trust in God

4 1  Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2  O men,[1] how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah 3  But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. 4  Be angry,[2] and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah 5  Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.

6  There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!" 7  You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. 8  In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Footnotes

[1] 4:2 Or O men of rank

[2] 4:4 Or Be agitated

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