1Answer me when I pray,
O God, my defender!
When I was in trouble, you helped me.
Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.
2How long will you people insult me?
How long will you love what is worthless
and go after what is false?
3Remember that the LORD has chosen the righteous for his own,
and he hears me when I call to him.
4Tremble with fear and stop sinning;
think deeply about this,
when you lie in silence on your beds.
5Offer the right sacrifices to the LORD,
and put your trust in him.
6There are many who pray:
“Give us more blessings, O LORD.
Look on us with kindness!”
7But the joy that you have given me
is more than they will ever have
with all their corn and wine.
8When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace;
you alone, O LORD, keep me perfectly safe.
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