1 My good God, answer me when I pray to you! Hear my prayer and be kind to me! Give me some relief from all my troubles! 2 People, how long will you say bad things about me? You people keep looking for new lies ˻to tell about me˼. You people love telling those lies. 3 You know that the Lord listens to his good people. So the Lord hears me when I pray to him. 4 ˻If something is bothering you,˼ you can be angry, but don’t sin. Think about those things when you go to bed, and then relax. selah 5 Give good sacrifices to God, and trust the Lord! 6 Many people say, ”Who will show us ˻God’s˼ goodness? Lord, let us see your shining face!” 7 Lord, you have made me very happy! I am happier now than at harvest time— when we celebrate because we have much grain and wine. 8 I go to bed and sleep in peace. Why? Because, Lord, you lay me down to sleep in safety.