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Psalm 4Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 4

A Night Prayer

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.

Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.[a]
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah
Know that the Lord has set apart
the faithful for Himself;
the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
Be angry[b] and do not sin;
on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still.Selah
Offer sacrifices in righteousness[c]
and trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?”
Look on us with favor, Lord.

You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and new wine abound.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace,
for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 4:1 Or God of my righteousness
  2. Psalm 4:4 Or Tremble
  3. Psalm 4:5 Or Offer right sacrifices; lit Sacrifice sacrifices of righteousness
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