Psalm 4
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 4*

Trust in God

1For the leader;* with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.


2Answer me when I call, my saving God.

When troubles hem me in, set me free;

take pity on me, hear my prayer.a


3How long, O people, will you be hard of heart?

Why do you love what is worthless, chase after lies?*b


4Know that the Lord works wonders for his faithful one;

the Lord hears when I call out to him.

5Tremble* and sin no more;

weep bitterly* within your hearts,

wail upon your beds,c

6Offer fitting sacrifices

and trust in the Lord.d


7Many say, “May we see better times!

Lord, show us the light of your face!”e


8But you have given my heart more joy

than they have when grain and wine abound.

9f*In peace I will lie down and fall asleep,

for you alone, Lord, make me secure.

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