Psalms 4:2

“O ye sonnes of men, how long will yee turne my glory into shame? how long will yee loue vanitie, and seeke after leasing? Selah.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? `How long' will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

O you sons of men, how long will you go on turning my glory into shame? how long will you give your love to foolish things, going after what is false? (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
- Webster's Bible

You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
- World English Bible

Sons of men! till when [is] my glory for shame? Ye love a vain thing, ye seek a lie. Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:3) O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame, in that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 4:2


4:2 My glory - By his glory probably he means that honour which God had conferred upon him. Vanity - Wickedness. Lying - Those calumnies which they raised against him, to make him odious to all the people.


Discussion for Psalms 4

  • Abimbola
    personally it is a psalm that open your heart to submission to God . when he said answer me when I call to you , this is a point when you have tried all and nothing seem working in a solemly voice that came out ,. there is Another verse that many people asking who wil show us better times at a point when you have been written off that nothing good wil come out of psm 4 is a really powerfull pslm
  • Michael
    "Thou hast put gladness in my heart." Knowing the origin of gladness is thrilling and rewarding.
  • IDA
    EACH NIGHT I TRY TO READ OR RECITE THIS PSALM .IT HSVE BEEN S GREAT COMFORT TO ,TO ASK GOD TO HEAR ME IS JUST AWSOME, I LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL.
  • Brianna vs. 4
    Another translation: Be agitated, but do not sin.Have your say in your heart, upon your bed, and keep silent

    So, it is a reminder that there are times to be upset or agitated. These are not bad feelings in themselves. However, we need to exercise self control. We can be angry, but we are warned to not sin. Don't turn that anger into violence. Vs. 5 tells us to trust in God to make things right.
  • Njy
    Inside my dark closet with the little light from the tablet, I strongly believe the invisible and ALL KNOWING GOD is with me and He hears my voice.
  • Dianne Holle
    We can't have verse 8 without accomplishing the Scriptures before it.

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