Psalms 4
Safety in Yahweh
For the music director; with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness.#Or “vindication”
In trouble deliver me.#Literally “make wide for me”
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2O sons of man, how long will my honor#Or “glory” be a disgrace?
How long will you love vanity?
How long will you seek lies?#Or “falsehood” Selah
3But know that Yahweh has set apart#Or “treated specially” for himself the faithful one.#Or “pious, godly one”
Yahweh hears when I call to him.
4Be disturbed but do not sin.
Commune in your heart#That is, “think it over” on your bed and be silent. Selah
5Offer correct sacrifices,#Or “right sacrifices”
and trust in#Literally “trust to” Yahweh.
6Many are saying, “Who will show us something good?”
Lift up over#Or “upon” us the light of your face, O Yahweh.
7You have put gladness in my heart
more than when#Literally “the time of” their grain and their wine abound.
8In peace I will lie down and sleep at once,#Literally “together”
for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.
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