Psalm 4


When I call, answer me, God my vindicator!

    When I was in trouble, you provided space for me.

    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

How long, people, shall my honor suffer shame?

    How long will you love empty words,

    and seek after lies?  Selah

Know that Yahweh has set apart the one loyal to him,

    Yahweh listens when I call to him.

Do not sin when you are agitated;

    think about it in your heart on your bed and remain silent.  Selah

Offer correct sacrifices,

    and trust in Yahweh.

Many say, "O that someone might show me the good."

    Lift up the light of your face on us, Yahweh.

You have put joy in my heart

    more than at the time of abundant harvests of grain and wine.

In peace I will lie down and go to sleep;

    for you alone, Yahweh, make me dwell securely.



2003 Ralph W. Klein