Psalms 4

Psalm 41

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David.

4:1 When I call out, answer me,

O God who vindicates me!2

Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place.3

Have mercy on me4 and respond to5 my prayer!

4:2 You men,6 how long will you try to turn my honor into shame?7

How long8 will you love what is worthless9

and search for what is deceptive?10 (Selah)

4:3 Realize that11 the Lord shows the godly special favor;12

the Lord responds13 when I cry out to him.

4:4 Tremble with fear and do not sin!14

Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways!15 (Selah)

4:5 Offer the prescribed sacrifices16

and trust in the Lord!17

4:6 Many say, “Who can show us anything good?”

Smile upon us, Lord!18

4:7 You make me happier19

than those who have abundant grain and wine.20

4:8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully,21

for you, Lord, make me safe and secure.22

Next Chapter