New American Standard Bible
Evening Prayer of Trust in God.
[a]For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
2 O sons of men, how long will (F)my [d]honor become (G)a reproach?
How long will you love (H)what is worthless and aim at (I)deception? [e]Selah.
3 But know that the Lord has [f](J)set apart the (K)godly man for Himself;
The Lord (L)hears when I call to Him.
6 Many are saying, “(R)Who will show us any good?”
(S)Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
7 You have put (T)gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound.
8 In peace I will [k]both (U)lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to (V)dwell in safety.
- Psalm 4:1 I.e. Belonging to the choir director’s anthology
- Psalm 4:1 I.e. who maintains my right
- Psalm 4:1 Lit made room for
- Psalm 4:2 Or glory
- Psalm 4:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
- Psalm 4:3 Another reading is dealt wonderfully with
- Psalm 4:4 I.e. with anger or fear
- Psalm 4:4 Or but
- Psalm 4:4 Lit Speak
- Psalm 4:5 Or righteous sacrifices
- Psalm 4:8 Or at the same time