Psalm 4

David pleads for mercy—He counsels, Put your trust in the Lord.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.

1 aHear me when I call, O God of my brighteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in cdistress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into ashame? how long will ye love bvanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

3 But know that the Lord hath aset apart him that is bgodly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer the asacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy acountenance upon us.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their acorn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay me down in apeace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.