New Living Translation


Psalms 4


Answer me when I call, O God who declares me innocent.
Take away my distress.  Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
 How long will you people ruin my reputation? 
How long will you make these groundless accusations? 
How long will you pursue lies?
 You can be sure of this:  The LORD has set apart the godly for himself. 
The LORD will answer when I call to him.
 Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you.  Think about it overnight and remain silent.
 Offer proper sacrifices, and trust in the LORD.
Many people say, "Who will show us better times?  "Let the smile of your face shine on us, LORD.
 You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and wine.
I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.