1 For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; You have set me at large [when I was] in distress: Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

2 O you{+} sons of a man, how long will my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you{+} love vanity? Will you{+} seek after falsehood? Selah.

3 But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly: Yahweh will hear when I call to him.

4 Stand in awe, and don't sin: Commune with your{+} own heart on your{+} bed, and be still. Selah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your{+} trust in Yahweh.

6 Many there are that say, Who will show us [any] good? Yahweh, lift up the light of your countenance on us.

7 You have put gladness in my heart, More than [they have] when their grain and their new wine are increased.

8 In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep; For you, Yahweh, alone make me dwell in safety.