1 A melody of David.
When I call, answer me, O my righteous God. Make a way of escape for me in my distress. Show me favor and hear my prayer.
2 You sons of men, how long will you turn my honor into humiliation? How long will you love what is worthless and search for what is false?
3 Know that Jehovah will treat his loyal one in a special way; Jehovah will hear when I call to him.
4 Be agitated, but do not sin. Have your say in your heart, upon your bed, and keep silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in Jehovah.
6 There are many saying: “Who will show us anything good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Jehovah.
7 You have filled my heart with greater rejoicing Than those who have an abundant harvest of grain and new wine.
8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, For you alone, O Jehovah, make me dwell in security.