1For the leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David:
2O God, my vindicator!
Answer me when I call!
When I was distressed, you set me free;
now have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
3Men of rank, how long will you shame my honor,
love what is vain, chase after lies? (Selah)
4Understand that Adonai sets apart
the godly person for himself;
Adonai will hear when I call to him.
5You can be angry, but do not sin!
Think about this as you lie in bed,
and calm down. (Selah)
6Offer sacrifices rightly,
and put your trust in Adonai.
7Many ask, “Who can show us some good?”
Adonai, lift the light of your face over us!
8You have filled my heart with more joy
than all their grain and new wine.
9I will lie down and sleep in peace;
for, Adonai, you alone make me live securely.