1 {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.
References for Psalms 4:1
    • a 4:1 - It is abstract, 'in my calling:' so ver. 3.
      2 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.
      3 But know that Jehovah hath set apart the pious [man] for himself: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
      References for Psalms 4:3
        • b 4:3 - Chasid, an adjective used of man and of God; it is translated 'holy,' 'pious,' 'saint,' 'gracious.' Chesed is the noun meaning 'piety' and recognition of God on man's part, and of 'grace' and 'loving-kindness' on God's part: see 2Chron. 6.42.
          4 Be moved with anger, and sin not; meditate in your own hearts upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
          References for Psalms 4:4
            • c 4:4 - Or 'tremble.'
              5 Offer sacrifices of righteousness, and confide in Jehovah.
              References for Psalms 4:5
                • d 4:5 - * Implying 'security without anxiety,' and so elsewhere.
                  6 Many say, Who shall cause us to see good? Lift up upon us the light of thy countenance, O Jehovah.
                  7 Thou hast put joy in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their new wine was in abundance.
                  8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.
                  References for Psalms 4:8
                    • e 4:8 - Or 'for thou, Jehovah, makest me [although] alone [yet] to dwell,' &c.: see Deut. 33. 28.