For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
4:1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;
Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:
Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
4:2O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?
4:3But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly:
Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
4:4Stand in awe, and sin not:
Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
4:5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in Jehovah.
4:6Many there are that say, Who will show us any good?
Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
4:7Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.
4:8In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.