Psalm 4

For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

1 Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!
2 How long, you people, will my reputation be insulted? How long will you continue to love what is worthless and go after lies? Selah
3 Know this: the LORD takes personal care of the faithful. The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him.
4 So be afraid, and don't sin! Think hard about it in your bed and weep over it! Selah
5 Bring righteous offerings, and trust the LORD!
6 Many people say, "We can't find goodness anywhere. The light of your face has left us, LORD!"
7 But you have filled my heart with more joy than when their wheat and wine are everywhere!
8 I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety.