Psalm 4

Answer Me When I Call

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
1 Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

2 How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood? Selah
3 But know that a the LORD has 2 set apart for Himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to Him.

4 b Be 3 angry, and do not sin.
c Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
5 Offer d the sacrifices of righteousness,
And e put your trust in the LORD.

6 There are many who say,
"Who will show us any good?"
f LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
7 You have put g gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.

8 h I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
i For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

  1. Cross References
    2 Timothy 2:19
    Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 119:11
    Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
    Ephesians 4:26
    Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 77:6
    I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:19
    They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas And of treasures hidden in the sand.
    Psalms 51:19
    Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 37:3
    Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
    Psalms 37:5
    Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
    Psalms 62:8
    Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 6:26
    The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."
    Psalms 80:3
    Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
    Psalms 80:7
    Restore us, O God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
    Psalms 80:19
    Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 97:11
    Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
    Psalms 97:12
    Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
    Isaiah 9:3
    You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
    Acts 14:17
    "Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."
  8. Cross References
    Job 11:19
    You would also lie down, and no one would make you afraid; Yes, many would court your favor.
    Psalms 3:5
    I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.
  9. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:18
    So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgments, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.
    Deuteronomy 12:10
    But when you cross over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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