Psalm 4

Psalm 4  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Hear me when I call, O Elohim of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
But know that Jehovah hath set apart him that is godly for himself: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in Jehovah.
There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us,.
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Jehovah, only makest me dwell in safety.
4:1 Evening cry to Elohim, hope sustained by past favor; 2-5 warning; 6, 7 hope and joy in Jehovah; 8 repose for might.