1 When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude 3 But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him! 4 Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude 5 Offer sacrifices that are righteous, and put your confidence in the LORD.
6 Many are asking, "Who will help us to see better days?" LORD, may the light of your favor shine upon us.