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Psalm 4:1–8

Answer me when I call, O God of my frighteousness!

You have ggiven me relief when I was in distress.

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

O men,1 how long shall my honor be turned into shame?

How long will you love vain words and seek after hlies? Selah

But know that the Lord has iset apart jthe godly for himself;

the Lord hears when I call to him.

kBe angry,2 and do not sin;

lponder in your own hearts mon your beds, and be silent. Selah

Offer nright sacrifices,

and put your otrust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?

pLift up qthe light of your face upon us, O Lord!”

You have put rmore joy in my heart

than they have when their grain and wine abound.

In peace I will both slie down and sleep;

for you alone, O Lord, make me tdwell in safety.

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Psalm 4:1–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Answer me when I call to you,

my righteous God.

Give me relief from my distress;

have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?

How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?

Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;

the Lord hears when I call to him.

Tremble and do not sin;

when you are on your beds,

search your hearts and be silent.

Offer the sacrifices of the righteous

and trust in the Lord.

Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”

Let the light of your face shine on us.

Fill my heart with joy

when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,

for you alone, Lord,

make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

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.

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself:

The Lord will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not:

Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

And put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good?

Lord, Lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart,

More than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:

For thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Answer me when I call to you,

O God who declares me innocent.

Free me from my troubles.

Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people ruin my reputation?

How long will you make groundless accusations?

How long will you continue your lies?

Interlude

You can be sure of this:

The Lord set apart the godly for himself.

The Lord will answer when I call to him.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you.

Think about it overnight and remain silent.

Interlude

Offer sacrifices in the right spirit,

and trust the Lord.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”

Let your face smile on us, Lord.

You have given me greater joy

than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,

for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

Psalm 4:1–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

You have relieved me in my distress;

Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

How long, O you sons of men,

Will you turn my glory to shame?

How long will you love worthlessness

And seek falsehood?

Selah

But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly;

The Lord will hear when I call to Him.

Be angry, and do not sin.

Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.

Selah

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

And put your trust in the Lord.

There are many who say,

“Who will show us any good?”

Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.

You have put gladness in my heart,

More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;

For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

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.

People, how long will you turn my honor into shame?

How long will you love what is false and look for new lies?

Selah

You know that the Lord has chosen for himself those who are loyal to him.

The Lord listens when I pray to him.

When you are angry, do not sin.

Think about these things quietly

as you go to bed.

Selah

Do what is right as a sacrifice to the Lord

and trust the Lord.

Many people ask,

“Who will give us anything good?”

Lord, be kind to us.

But you have made me very happy,

happier than they are,

even with all their grain and new wine.

I go to bed and sleep in peace,

because, Lord, only you keep me safe.

Psalm 4:1–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;

Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:

Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?

How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah

But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly:

Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not:

Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

And put your trust in Jehovah.

Many there are that say,

Who will show us any good?

Jehovah, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart,

More than they have when their grain and their new wine are increased.

In peace will I both lay me down and sleep;

For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: in pressure thou hast enlarged me; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer. Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah. But know that Jehovah hath set apart the pious man for himself: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him. Be moved with anger, and sin not; meditate in your own hearts upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer sacrifices of righteousness, and confide in Jehovah.

Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah. Thou hast put joy in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their new wine was in abundance. In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness. 

You have freed me from my troubles. 

Have pity on me, and hear my prayer! 

You important people, 

how long are you going to insult my honor? 

How long are you going to love what is empty 

and seek what is a lie? 

Selah 

Know that the Lord singles out godly people for himself. 

The Lord hears me when I call to him. 

Tremble and do not sin. 

Think about this on your bed and remain quiet. 

Selah 

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness 

by trusting the Lord

Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?” 

Let the light of your presence shine on us, O Lord

You put more joy in my heart 

than when their grain and new wine increase. 

I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down 

because you alone, O Lord, enable me to live securely. 

Psalm 4:1–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Answer me when I call,

God, who vindicates me.

You freed me from affliction;

be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?

How long will you love what is worthless

and pursue a lie? Selah

Know that the Lord has set apart

the faithful for Himself;

the Lord will hear when I call to Him.

Be angry and do not sin;

on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still. Selah

Offer sacrifices in righteousness

and trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?”

Look on us with favor, Lord.

You have put more joy in my heart

than they have when their grain and new wine abound.

I will both lie down and sleep in peace,

for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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.

How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?

How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? Selah

But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself;

the Lord hears when I call to him.

When you are disturbed, do not sin;

ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Offer right sacrifices,

and put your trust in the Lord.

There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!

Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!”

You have put gladness in my heart

more than when their grain and wine abound.

I will both lie down and sleep in peace;

for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

Psalm 4:1–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness.

In trouble deliver me.

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace?

How long will you love vanity?

How long will you seek lies? Selah

But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself the faithful one.

Yahweh hears when I call to him.

Be disturbed but do not sin.

Commune in your heart on your bed and be silent. Selah

Offer correct sacrifices,

and trust in Yahweh.

Many are saying, “Who will show us something good?”

Lift up over us the light of your face, O Yahweh.

You have put gladness in my heart

more than when their grain and their wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep at once,

for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.

Psalm 4:1–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

My faithful God,

answer me when I call out to you.

Give me rest from my trouble.

Show me your favor. Hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?

How long will you love what will certainly fail you?

How long will you pray to statues of gods? Selah

Remember that the Lord has set his faithful people apart for himself.

The Lord will hear me when I call out to him.

When you are angry, do not sin.

When you are in bed,

look deep down inside you and be silent. Selah

Offer sacrifices to the Lord in the right way.

Trust in him.

Many are asking, “Who can show us anything good?”

Lord, let us see your face smiling on us with favor.

You have filled my heart with great joy.

It is greater than the joy of people who have lots of grain and fresh wine.

I will lie down and sleep in peace.

Lord, you alone keep me safe.

Psalm 4:1–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

You have relieved me in my distress;

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach?

How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception?

Selah.

But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself;

The Lord hears when I call to Him.

Tremble, and do not sin;

Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.

Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

And trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”

Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!

You have put gladness in my heart,

More than when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will both lie down and sleep,

For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.


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