Psalm 4 TNIV

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David."

1 Answer me1 when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress;2 have mercy3 on me and hear my prayer.4

References for Psalms 4:1

2 How long will you men turn my glory5 into shame?6 How long will you love delusions and seek false godsa ?b7

References for Psalms 4:2

    • a 4:2 - Or "seek lies"
    • b 4:2 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
      3 Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant8 for himself; the LORD hears9 when I call to him.

      References for Psalms 4:3

      4 Tremble andc do not sin;10 when you are on your beds,11 search your hearts and be silent.

      References for Psalms 4:4

        • c 4:4 - Or "In your anger" (see Septuagint)
          5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.12

          References for Psalms 4:5

          6 Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.13

          References for Psalms 4:6

          7 Fill my heart14 with joy15 when their grain and new wine16 abound.

          References for Psalms 4:7

          8 In peace17 I will lie down and sleep,18 for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.19

          References for Psalms 4:8