Psalms 4:4

“Stand in awe, and sinne not: commune with your owne heart vpon your bed, and be still. Selah.”

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Other Translations

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
- King James Version

Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let there be fear in your hearts, and do no sin; have bitter feelings on your bed, but make no sound. (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

Be moved with anger, and sin not; meditate in your own hearts upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
- Darby Bible

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
- Webster's Bible

Stand in awe, and don't sin. Search your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.
- World English Bible

`Tremble ye, and do not sin;' Say ye [thus] in your heart on your bed, And be ye silent. Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:5) Tremble, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 4:4


4:4 In awe - Be afraid, if not of me, yet of God, who hath engaged in my cause. Sin not - By prosecuting your rebellion against God's authority. On your bed - Calmly consider these things in the silent night, when you are at leisure from distracting business. Be still - Compose your tumultuous minds.


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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