Psalm 4[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me(A) when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;(B)
    have mercy(C) on me and hear my prayer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.

11 I lead a blameless life;
    deliver me(A) and be merciful to me.

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12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north:(A)

“‘Return,(B) faithless(C) Israel,’ declares the Lord,
    ‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’(D) declares the Lord,
    ‘I will not be angry(E) forever.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion(A) and will bring(B) each of them back to their own inheritance and their own country.

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20 Is not Ephraim my dear son,
    the child(A) in whom I delight?
Though I often speak against him,
    I still remember(B) him.
Therefore my heart yearns for him;
    I have great compassion(C) for him,”
declares the Lord.

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