A Night Prayer

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.

1 Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me.a You freed me from affliction;b be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

References for Psalms 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Or God of my righteousness
    • b 4:1 - Ps 25:17; 107:6,13
      2 How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted? [How long] will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
      3 Know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
      4 Be angryc and do not sin;d on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still.e Selah

      References for Psalms 4:4

        • c 4:4 - Or Tremble
        • d 4:4 - Eph 4:26
        • e 4:4 - Ps 77:6; 119:55
          5 Offer sacrifices in righteousnessf and trust in the Lord.

          References for Psalms 4:5

            • f 4:5 - Or Offer right sacrifices; lit Sacrifice sacrifices of righteousness
              6 Many are saying, "Who can show us anything good?" Look on us with favor, Lord.g

              References for Psalms 4:6

                • g 4:6 - Ps 80:3; Nm 6:26
                  7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound.
                  8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.h

                  References for Psalms 4:8

                    • h 4:8 - Ps 3:5; Dt 12:10; Jb 11:19