Psalm 4:1 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.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

{To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.} 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.

Holman Bible

Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

International Standard Version

When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

A Conservative Version

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness. Thou have enlarged me in distress. Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

Bible in Basic English

Give answer to my cry, O God of my righteousness; make me free from my troubles; have mercy on me, and give ear to my prayer.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.} When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: in pressure thou hast enlarged me; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer upon the stringed instruments; chanting of David. In my calling, answer me, O God of my justice: in straits thou didst enlarge me; compassionate me and hear my prayer.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have delivered me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness. In trouble {deliver me}. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician, for stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness; You gave room to me in trouble; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter in Neginoth, a Psalm of David} Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! Thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

NET Bible

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David. 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!

New Heart English Bible

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

The Emphasized Bible

When I cry, answer me, O mine own righteous God, In a strait place, thou hast made room for me, Show me favour, and hear my prayer.

Webster

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. 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.

World English Bible

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.

Context Readings

A Night Prayer

1 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. 2 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.



Cross References

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Job 36:16

"Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress, Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint; And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

Psalm 17:6

I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

Psalm 18:18-19

They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.

Jeremiah 23:6

"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'

Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.

1 Samuel 17:37

And David said, "The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine " And Saul said to David, "Go, and may the LORD be with you."

1 Samuel 19:11-12

Then Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death."

1 Samuel 23:26-28

Saul went on one side of the mountain, and David and his men on the other side of the mountain; and David was hurrying to get away from Saul, for Saul and his men were surrounding David and his men to seize them.

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; and the number of those who performed their service was:

Psalm 6:1

O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.

Psalm 11:7

For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

Psalm 22:1

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.

Psalm 24:5

He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 25:16

Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted.

Psalm 31:8

And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 41:12

As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.

Psalm 42:1

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 56:1

Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.

Psalm 57:1

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.

Psalm 67:1

God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah.

Psalm 76:1

God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.

Psalm 86:3-5

Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.

Psalm 116:6

The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

Psalm 116:16

O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 119:75-77

I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Psalm 119:132

Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.

Psalm 143:2

And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.

Isaiah 45:24

"They will say of Me, 'Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength ' Men will come to Him, And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

2 Corinthians 1:10

who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.



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