For the [music] director; with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Safety in Yahweh

1 When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness. In trouble {deliver me}. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

References for Psalms 4:1

    • a 4:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
    • b 4:1 - Or "vindication"
    • c 4:1 - Literally "make wide for me"
      2 O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace? [How long] will you love vanity? [How long] will you seek lies? Selah

      References for Psalms 4:2

        • d 4:2 - Or "glory"
        • e 4:2 - Or "falsehood"
          3 But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself [the] faithful one. Yahweh hears when I call to him.

          References for Psalms 4:3

            • f 4:3 - Or "treated specially"
            • g 4:3 - Or "pious, godly one"
              4 Be disturbed but do not sin. Commune in your heart on your bed and be silent. Selah

              References for Psalms 4:4

                • h 4:4 - That is, "think it over"
                  5 Offer correct sacrifices, and {trust in} Yahweh.

                  References for Psalms 4:5

                    • i 4:5 - Or "right sacrifices"
                    • j 4:5 - Literally "trust to"
                      6 Many are saying, "Who will show us [something] good?" Lift up over us the light of your face, O Yahweh.

                      References for Psalms 4:6

                        • k 4:6 - Or "upon"
                          7 You have put gladness in my heart more than {when} their grain and their wine abound.

                          References for Psalms 4:7

                            • l 4:7 - Literally "the time of"
                              8 In peace I will lie down and sleep {at once}, for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.

                              References for Psalms 4:8

                                • m 4:8 - Literally "together"