A Night Prayer

1 {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.

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.

1 {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.

1 For the choir director: with stringed instruments.(A) A Davidic psalm.Answer me when I call,God, who vindicates me.(a)(B)You freed me from affliction;(C)be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

1 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.

2 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.

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.

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.

2 How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?(D)How long will you love what is worthless(E)and pursue a lie?Selah

2 You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

3 But know that Jehovah hath set apart the pious man for himself: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.

3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

3 Know that the Lord has set apartthe faithful for Himself;the Lord will hear when I call to Him.

3 But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!

4 Be moved with anger, and sin not; meditate in your own hearts upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

4 Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

4 Be angry(b) and do not sin;(F)on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still.(G)Selah

4 Be angry, yet do not sin. Think about this when upon your beds, and be silent. Interlude

5 Offer sacrifices of righteousness, and confide in Jehovah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

5 Offer sacrifices in righteousness(c)(H)and trust in the Lord.(I)

5 Offer sacrifices that are righteous, and put your confidence in the LORD.

6 Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah.

6 Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

6 Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?”Look on us with favor, Lord.(J)

6 Many are asking, "Who will help us to see better days?" LORD, may the light of your favor shine upon us.

7 Thou hast put joy in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their new wine was in abundance.

7 You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

7 You have put more joy in my heartthan they have when their grain and new wine abound.(K)

7 You have given me more joy in my heart than at harvest times, when grain and wine abound.

8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.

8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace,(L)for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.(M)

8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely. To the Director: For flutes. A Davidic Psalm

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