Common English Bible CEB
New Revised Standard NRS
1 Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!
Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
2 How long, you people, will my reputation be insulted? How long will you continue to love what is worthless and go after lies? Selah
How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? (Selah)
3 Know this: the LORD takes personal care of the faithful. The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him.
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
4 So be afraid, and don't sin! Think hard about it in your bed and weep over it! Selah
When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Selah)
5 Bring righteous offerings, and trust the LORD!
Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.
6 Many people say, "We can't find goodness anywhere. The light of your face has left us, LORD!"
There are many who say, "O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!"
7 But you have filled my heart with more joy than when their wheat and wine are everywhere!
You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound.
8 I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.
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