Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God,(A) who answered me in the day of my distress(B) and who has been with me wherever I have gone.(C)

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“In my distress(A) I called(B) to the Lord;
    I called out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came to his ears.

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But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him,(A) and he was found by them.

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The hungry consume his harvest,(A)
    taking it even from among thorns,
    and the thirsty pant after his wealth.

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22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him;(A)
    the full force of misery will come upon him.(B)

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Psalm 4[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me(A) when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;(B)
    have mercy(C) on me and hear my prayer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.

In my distress(A) I called to the Lord;(B)
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;(C)
    my cry came(D) before him, into his ears.

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