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Psalms 4

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

1 Answer me when I call to you,
     O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
     be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame(1)?
     How long will you love delusions and seek false gods(2)?
3 Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
     the Lord will hear when I call to him.

4 In your anger do not sin;
     when you are on your beds,
     search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer right sacrifices
     and trust in the Lord.

6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?"
     Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord.
7 You have filled my heart with greater joy
     than when their grain and new wine abound.

8 I will lie down and sleep in peace,
     for you alone, O LORD,
     make me dwell in safety.

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