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Psalm 4 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Answer me when I call, O God who declares me innocent. Take away my distress. 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 How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make these groundless accusations? How long will you pursue lies? Interlude 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 can be sure of this: The LORD has set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him. 3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
4 Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude 4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. "Selah"
5 Offer proper sacrifices, and trust in the LORD. 5 Offer right sacrifices and trust in the LORD.
6 Many people say, "Who will show us better times?" Let the smile of your face shine on us, LORD. 6 Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
7 You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and wine. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
8 I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.