For the Musical Director;
on stringed instruments.
A Psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call,
O God of my righteousness.
Give me relief in my distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 O children of high-born men, how long will my reputation be turned into shame?
How long will you love vanity? How long will you seek after falsehood? Selah.
3 But know that Yahweh has set apart the godly person for himself;
Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
4 You can be angry, but do not sin.
Speak in your heart on your bed,
and keep silent. Selah.
5 Sacrifice the sacrifices of righteousness,
and trust in Yahweh.
6 Many are saying, “Who will show us good?”
O Yahweh, lift up upon us the light of your face.
7 You have placed joy in my heart;
more joy than the season when their grain and new wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Yahweh,
make me live in safety.