Bible: Psalms 4

Psalm 4 1 

4:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David.

When I call out, answer me,

O God who vindicates me! 2 

Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. 3 

Have mercy on me 4  and respond to 5  my prayer!

4:2 You men, 6  how long will you try to turn my honor into shame? 7 

How long 8  will you love what is worthless 9 

and search for what is deceptive? 10  (Selah)

4:3 Realize that 11  the Lord shows the godly special favor; 12 

the Lord responds 13  when I cry out to him.

4:4 Tremble with fear and do not sin! 14 

Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways! 15  (Selah)

4:5 Offer the prescribed sacrifices 16 

and trust in the Lord! 17 

4:6 Many say, “Who can show us anything good?”

Smile upon us, Lord! 18 

4:7 You make me happier 19 

than those who have abundant grain and wine. 20 

4:8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully, 21 

for you, Lord, make me safe and secure. 22 

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