For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
1 Answer me(A) when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress;(B) have mercy(C) on me and hear my prayer.(D)
2 How long will you people turn my glory(E) into shame?(F) How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b]?[c](G) 3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant(H) for himself; the Lord hears(I) when I call to him.
4 Tremble and[d] do not sin;(J) when you are on your beds,(K) search your hearts and be silent. 5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord.(L)
6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us.(M) 7 Fill my heart(N) with joy(O) when their grain and new wine(P) abound.
8 In peace(Q) I will lie down and sleep,(R) for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.(S)