The Psalms

Psalm 4

David prays for audience, 1. He reproves and exhorts his enemies, 2-5. Man's happiness is in God's favor, 6-8.

1 [To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm of David.] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness. You have enlarged me when I was in distress. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

2 O sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and seek after falsehood? [Selah.]

3 But know that the LORD has set apart him who is godly for himself. The LORD will hear when I call to him.

4 Stand in awe and do not sin. 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 are many who say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift upon us the light of your countenance.

7 You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time when their corn and their wine increased.

8 I will both lay myself down in peace and sleep, for you only, LORD, make me dwell in safety.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 4


[v.4] - Quoted in Ephesians 4:26.