Psalm of David
1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my trouble. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 O sons of men, how long will my glorious honor be turned into shame? How long will you love empty, worthless things and search for the lie?
3 But know that Jehovah has chosen and distinguished the godly man for himself. Jehovah will hear when I call to him.
4 Tremble, stand in awe and do not sin! Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and keep silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and trust in Jehovah.
6 Many are saying: »Who will show us good?« Lift up the light of your countenance facepresence upon us, O Jehovah!
7 You will put gladness joy in my heart. It will be more than when their grain and new wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep. For you alone, O Jehovah, make my dwelling safe and secure.