(Of the Director; with string accompaniment. A psalm of David’s.)
4 When I call answer me, my God of the righteous cause:
in distress you have relieved me; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 Gentlemen, how long—heavy-witted ones, what for—
will you love emptiness, seek after a lie? (Selah)
3 But know that Jehovah has distinguished a man of his friendship;
Jehovah will hear when I call to him.
4 Tremble and do not sin;
tell yourselves as you lie in your beds, and be quiet. (Selah)
5 Offer rightful sacrifices
and trust to Jehovah.
6 Many are saying “Who will let us see anything good?”
Lift up over us the light of your face, Jehovah.
7 You have put gladness in our hearts
surpassing the time their grain and grape-juice are plentiful.
8 In peace I will lie down and go right to sleep, because you solely, Jehovah, cause me to live in security.