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  • Psalm 4

    Psalm 4

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

    Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God!
        Set me free from my troubles!
            Have mercy on me!
            Listen to my prayer!

    How long, you people,
        will my reputation be insulted?
    How long will you continue
        to love what is worthless
        and go after lies? Selah
    Know this: the Lord takes
        personal care of the faithful.
    The Lord will hear me
        when I cry out to him.
    So be afraid, and don’t sin!
        Think hard about it in your bed
        and weep over it! Selah
    Bring righteous offerings,
        and trust the Lord!

    Many people say,
        “We can’t find goodness anywhere.
        The light of your face has left us, Lord!”
    But you have filled my heart with more joy
        than when their wheat and wine are everywhere!
    I will lie down and fall asleep in peace
        because you alone, Lord, let me live in safety.