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The first book of Psalms, song 4, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 4

New English Translation


   For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David.
   1 When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me! Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. Have mercy on me and respond to my prayer!
   2 You men, how long will you try to turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is worthless and search for what is deceptive? (Selah)
   3 Realize that the LORD shows the godly special favor; the LORD responds when I cry out to him.
   4 Tremble with fear and do not sin! Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways! (Selah)
   5 Offer the prescribed sacrifices and trust in the LORD!
   6 Many say, "Who can show us anything good?" Smile upon us, LORD!
   7 You make me happier than those who have abundant grain and wine.
   8 I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, LORD, make me safe and secure.

King James Version


   To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.
   1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
   2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
   3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
   4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
   5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
   6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
   7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
   8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
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