To the director on stringed instruments.+ A melody of David.
4 When I call, answer me, O my righteous God.+
In the distress you must make broad space for me.
Show me favor+ and hear my prayer.
2 YOU sons of men,* how long must my glory+ be for insult,
[While] YOU keep loving empty things,
[While] YOU keep seeking to find a lie? Seʹlah.
3 So take knowledge that Jehovah will certainly distinguish his loyal one;*+
Jehovah himself will hear when I call to him.+
4 BE agitated, but do not sin.+
Have YOUR say in YOUR heart, upon YOUR bed,+ and keep silent. Seʹlah.
6 There are many saying: “Who will show us good?”
Lift up the light of your face upon us,+ O Jehovah.
7 You will certainly give a rejoicing in my heart+
Greater than in the time when their grain and their new wine have abounded.+