1 aAnswer me when bI call, O God of my righteousness! You have crelieved me in my distress; Be dgracious to me and ehear my prayer. 2 O sons of men, how long will amy honor become ba reproach? How long will you love cwhat is worthless and aim at ddeception? Selah. 3 But know that the Lord has aset apart the bgodly man for Himself; The Lord chears when I call to Him. 4 aTremble, band do not sin; cMeditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Offer the asacrifices of righteousness, And btrust in the Lord. 6 Many are saying, "aWho will show us any good?" bLift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord! 7 You have put agladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound. 8 In peace I will both alie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me to bdwell in safety.