New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
2 How long will you people turn my glory(E) into shame?(F)
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b]?[c](G)
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant(H) for himself;
the Lord hears(I) when I call to him.
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
3 In the morning,(X) Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.(Y)
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people(Z) are not welcome.
5 The arrogant(AA) cannot stand(AB)
in your presence.
You hate(AC) all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.(AD)
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence(AE) I bow down(AF)
toward your holy temple.(AG)
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness(AH)
because of my enemies—
make your way straight(AI) before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;(AJ)
with their tongues they tell lies.(AK)
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,(AL)
for they have rebelled(AM) against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.(AN)
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name(AO) may rejoice in you.(AP)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.[g] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger(AT)
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me,(AU) Lord, for I am faint;(AV)
heal me,(AW) Lord, for my bones are in agony.(AX)
3 My soul is in deep anguish.(AY)
How long,(AZ) Lord, how long?
- Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.
- Psalm 4:2 Or seek lies
- Psalm 4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
- Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint)
- Psalm 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1-12 is numbered 5:2-13.
- Psalm 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
- Psalm 6:1 Title: Probably a musical term