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