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To the Director: With stringed instruments. A Davidic Psalm
Trust God under Adversity
4 When I call, answer me,
my righteous God![a]
When I was in distress, you set me free.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 You people,
how long will you malign my reputation?
How long will you love what is vain[b]
and what is false?
3 But understand this:[c]
the Lord has set apart the godly for himself!
The Lord will hear me when I cry out to him!
6 Many are asking, “Who will help us to see better days?”[f]
Lord, may the light of your favor[g] shine upon us.
7 You have given me more joy in my heart than at harvest times,
when grain and wine abound.
8 I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for you alone, Lord, enable me to live securely.