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Psalm 4

For the choir director; with stringed instruments; a psalm by David.

Answer me when I call, O Elohim of my righteousness.
    You have freed me from my troubles.
    Have pity on me, and hear my prayer!

You important people,
    how long are you going to insult my honor?
    How long are you going to love what is empty
        and seek what is a lie? Selah
Know that Yahweh singles out godly people for himself.
    Yahweh hears me when I call to him.
Tremble and do not sin.
    Think about this on your bed and remain quiet. Selah
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness
    by trusting Yahweh.

Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?”
    Let the light of your presence shine on us, O Yahweh.
        You put more joy in my heart
            than when their grain and new wine increase.
I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down
    because you alone, O Yahweh, enable me to live securely.

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