Psalm 4

Evening prayer of trust in God.

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

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


  1. Psalm 4:1 Or, Be gracious unto me
  2. Psalm 4:3 Or, one that he favoreth
  3. Psalm 4:4 Or, be ye angry
  4. Psalm 4:8 Or, in solitude

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