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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 4 Bible commentary...



The children of men proved, and the happiness of godly people. (1-5) God's favour is happiness. (6-8)

1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who will not ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! that so many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warns against sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may be spoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by serious self-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before you turn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect to what you have done in the day; particularly what you have done amiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night, meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace. Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Be still. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding the sacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trust in the Lord.

6-8 Wordly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good meat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what are all these worth? Any good will serve the turn of most men, but a gracious soul will not be put off so. Lord, let us have thy favour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; let us be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfied with it. Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it. When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart. Thus comforted, he pitied, but neither envied nor feared the most prosperous sinner. He commits all his affairs to God, and is prepared to welcome his holy will. But salvation is in Christ alone; where will those appear who despise him as their Mediator, and revile him in his disciples? May they stand in awe, and no longer sin against the only remedy.

 


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 4...

 


Mary's Psalms Chapter 4 comment about verse 4 on 6/19/2014, 10:41am...

When angry or wrathful, we are wise to hold our tongue so as not to say something we will regret later.

 


Nagendra's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 5/10/2014, 9:32am...

Verse 7 says that person who worship and hear the voice of God, will have not to worry. For he God makes him person more happy than the time of abundances. In totality, this chapter relates to rely upon the God. For God is merciful and always ready to help us.

 


M's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 5/04/2014, 6:01am...

some times i feel like a David, I thank GOD for HIS word and how HE comfort and protect HIS children.

 


Edi's Psalms Chapter 4 comment about verse 1 on 4/14/2014, 8:48pm...

ONCE AGAIN KING DAVID PUTS HIS TRUST IN THE LORD ...AS I BREAK IT DOWN..DAVIDS BACK IS AGAINST THE WALL..AND NOT FOR HIMSELF.. AT THIS TIME DAVID WAS NO LONGER KING BUT HIS PEOPLE NOT ONLY TURNED AWAY FROM HIM BUT FROM GOD! DAVID IS CONFIDENT IN HIS GOD,HE ASK NOT FOR HELP, BUT SPEAK RELIEVE ME OF MY DISTRESS IN OTHER MY GOD WILL DO WHAT HES DONE FOR ME IN THE PAST ONCE AGAIN PURE FAITH THAT GOD WILL ANSWER HIM ...HOW MANY OF US HAVE THAT SAME FAITH AND CONFIDENCE SUCH AS DAVIDS?

 


None's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 4/09/2014, 4:49pm...

There was no adequate answer so I chose "e ". I can 't sleep at night I want to know the Father so desperately. Not man 's interpretation, but know God from his lips. Psalm 63 6 8 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night 7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. 8 My soul clings to you your right hand upholds me.

 


Peggygriffin's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 3/21/2014, 10:42pm...

The biblestores i wood love two read

 


Clay's Psalms Chapter 4 comment on 3/12/2014, 11:35am...

Verse 1 says God enlarge s me I thought what a good description of spiritual growth blessings

 


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Test Your Knowledge of Psalms Chapter 4

1.  According to Psalm 4, why can we lie down and sleep in peace?


The angels are surrounding us
The enemy must depart from us
God is guarding our dreams
God makes us dwell in safety


 



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