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? Interlude 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!
4 Be angry, yet do not sin.[d] Think about this[e] when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude 5 Offer sacrifices that are righteous, and put your confidence in the Lord.
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.
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