4:1 For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David.

4:2 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness, Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.

4:3 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame, in that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah

4:4 But know that the Lord hath set apart the godly man as His own; the Lord will hear when I call unto Him.

4:5 Tremble, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

4:6 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

4:7 Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!' the Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.

4:8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than when their corn and their wine increase.

4:9 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for Thou, the Lord, makest me dwell alone in safety.

Hebrew Transliteration

4:1 lamnatsêach binghiynoth mizmor ledhâvidh

4:2 beqor'iy `anêniy'elohêy tsidhqiy batsâr hirchabhtâ liy chânnêniy ushema` tephillâthiy

4:3 benêy 'iysh `adh-meh khebhodhiy likhlimmâh te'ehâbhun riyq tebhaqshukhâzâbh selâh

4:4 udhe`u kiy-hiphlâh Adonay châsiydh lo Adonayyishma` beqor'iy 'êlâyv

4:5 righzu ve'al-techethâ'u 'imru bhilbhabhkhem`al-mishkabhkhem vedhommu selâh

4:6 zibhchu zibhchêy-tsedheq ubhithchu 'el-Adonay

4:7 rabbiym 'omeriym miy-yar'ênu thobh nesâh-`âlêynu'or pâneykha Adonay

4:8 nâthattâh simchâh bhelibbiy mê`êth deghânâmvethiyroshâm râbbu

4:9 beshâlom yachdâv 'eshkebhâh ve'iyshân kiy-'attâhAdonay lebhâdhâdh lâbhethach toshiybhêniy

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

Translations of the Psalms: Sacred Texts.com

We recommend the Schottenstein edition of the Book of Psalms with an interlinear translation.

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