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Psalm 4 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Answer me when I pray to you, my God who does what is right. Make things easier for me when I am in trouble. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer. 1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
2 People, how long will you turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is false and look for new lies?Selah 2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame ? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ? "Selah"
3 You know that the Lord has chosen for himself those who are loyal to him. The Lord listens when I pray to him. 3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
4 When you are angry, do not sin. Think about these things quietly as you go to bed.Selah 4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. "Selah"
5 Do what is right as a sacrifice to the Lord and trust the Lord. 5 Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD.
6 Many people ask, "Who will give us anything good?" Lord, be kind to us. 6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
7 But you have made me very happy, happier than they are, even with all their grain and new wine. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
8 I go to bed and sleep in peace, because, Lord, only you keep me safe. For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.