Psalms 4:1

“(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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe Musician on Neginoth, A Psalme of Dauid.] Heare me, when I call, O God of my righteousnesse: thou hast inlarged mee when I was in distresse, haue mercy vpon me, and heare my prayer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large `when I was' in distress: Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker on corded instruments. A Psalm. Of David.> Give answer to my cry, O God of my righteousness; make me free from my troubles; have mercy on me, and give ear to my prayer.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.} When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: in pressure thou hast enlarged me; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:1) For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm of David. (4:2) Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness, Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 4:1


4:1 O God - The witness and defender of my righteous cause.


Discussion for Psalms 4:1

  • Edwin Ojala for verse 1
    the verse is inspiring
  • 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?

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