Psalms 4:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 4:2 o you sons of men how long will you turn MY glory into shame how long will you love vanity and seek after leasing --SELAH-- ECCLESIASTES 8:4 where the word of a king is there is power and who may say unto him what doest thou PSALM 29:1 give unto THE LORD o you mighty give unto THE LORD glory and strength --29:4-- the voice of THE LORD is powerful the voice of THE LORD is full of majesty
  • Mild Bill
    To be enlarged is to understand our purpose, and not dwell in vanity and leasing,which is empty of purpose and temporary.God is glorified in his people,as they are living/offering sacrifices in trusting him.Gladness in the heart is worth more than comforts of wealth.Our God and our bond to him is invisible to the world,we know he hears and our desire is to see his light/instruction for our lives.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:50 AND HIS MERCY IS ON THEM THAT FEAR HIM FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION 1 SAMUEL 12:14 IF YOU WILL FEAR THE LORD AND SERVE HIM AND OBEY HIS VOICE AND NOT REBEL AGAINST THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD THEN SHALL BOTH YOU AND ALSO THE KING THAT REIGNETH OVER YOU CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE LORD YOUR GOD
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:8 AND PETER ANSWERED UNTO HER TELL ME WHETHER YOU SOLD THE LAND FOR SO MUCH AND SHE SAID YEA FOR SO MUCH --5:9-- THEN PETER SAID UNTO HER HOW IS IT THAT YOU HAVE AGREED TOGETHER TO TEMPT THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD BEHOLD THE FEET OF THEM WHICH HAVE BURIED THY HUSBAND ARE AT THE DOOR AND SHALL CARRY THEE OUT
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:10 THEN FELL SHE DOWN STRAIGHTWAY AT HIS FEET AND YIELDED UP THE SPIRIT AND THE YOUNG MEN CAME IN AND FOUND HER DEAD AND CARRYING HER FORTH BURIED HER BY ER HUSBAND --5:11-- AND GREAT FEAR CAME UPON ALL THE CHURCH AND UPON AS MANY AS HEARD THESE THINGS
  • Marshal Albritton
    Mild Bill
    Your statement: "We cannot have mercy if God is indebted to our deeds." Remarkably astute. That is an excellent statement regarding works and God's mercy. Both James and Ephesians speak on this matter, but Titus 3 ties both James and Ephesians together so perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing to us of God's working in your life. Marshal Albritton

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