For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;
Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:
Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?
How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood?
3 But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly:
Jehovah 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.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in Jehovah.
6 Many there are that say, Who will show us any good?
Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.
8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;
For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.