Psalm 4[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me(A) when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;(B)
    have mercy(C) on me and hear my prayer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.
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In your distress you called(A) and I rescued you,
    I answered(B) you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 81:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Seek(A) the Lord while he may be found;(B)
    call(C) on him while he is near.

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Then you will call,(A) and the Lord will answer;(B)
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger(C) and malicious talk,(D)

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This third I will put into the fire;(A)
    I will refine them like silver(B)
    and test them like gold.(C)
They will call(D) on my name(E)
    and I will answer(F) them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’(G)
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.(H)’”

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