Psalm 4

Answer Me When I Call

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Answer me when I call, O God of my f righteousness!
You have g given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

2 O men, 1 how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after h lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has i set apart j the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 k Be angry, 2 and do not sin;
l ponder in your own hearts m on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer n right sacrifices,
and put your o trust in the Lord.

6 There are many who say, "Who will show us some good?
p Lift up q the light of your face upon us, O Lord!"
7 You have put r more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.

8 In peace I will both s lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me t dwell in safety.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 61:1
    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer.
    Habakkuk 3:19
    God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 61:1
    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer.
    Habakkuk 3:19
    God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 54:17
    No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.
    Jeremiah 23:6
    In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: 'The Lord is our righteousness.
  4. Cross References
    Job 36:16
    He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 5:6
    You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 11:7
    But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 50:5
    "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
  8. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:26
    Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 77:6
    I said, "Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart." Then my spirit made a diligent search:
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 42:8
    By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 51:19
    Then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.
    Deuteronomy 33:19
    They shall call peoples to their mountain; there they offer right sacrifices; for they draw from the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 37:3
    Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
    Psalms 62:8
    Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
  13. Cross References
    Numbers 6:26
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 89:15
    Blessed are the people who know the festal shou...
    Psalms 31:16
    Make your face shine on your servant; save me i...
    Psalms 67:1
    May God be gracious to us and bless us and make...
    Psalms 80:3
    Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we...
    Psalms 80:7
    Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine...
    Psalms 80:19
    Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face ...
    Psalms 119:135
    Make your face shine upon your servant, and tea...
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 9:3
    You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
    Isaiah 16:10
    And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field, and in the vineyards no songs are sung, no cheers are raised; no treader treads out wine in the presses; I have put an end to the shouting.
    Jeremiah 48:38
    On all the housetops of Moab and in the squares there is nothing but lamentation, for I have broken Moab like a vessel for which no one cares, declares the Lord.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 3:5
    I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 16:9
    Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
    Leviticus 25:18 - 19
    Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely.
    Leviticus 26:5
    Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely.
    Deuteronomy 33:28
    So Israel lived in safety, Jacob lived alone, in a land of grain and wine, whose heavens drop down dew.
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