Compare Translations for Psalm 4:1

Psalm 4:1 ASV
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.
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Psalm 4:1 BBE
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.
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Psalm 4:1 CEB
Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God! Set me free from my troubles! Have mercy on me! Listen to my prayer!
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Psalm 4:1 CJB
For the leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David: O God, my vindicator! Answer me when I call! When I was distressed, you set me free; now have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 RHE
<Unto the end, in verses. A psalm for David.> (4-2) When I called upon him, the God of my justice heard me: when I was in distress, thou hast enlarged me. Have mercy on me: and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 ESV
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
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Psalm 4:1 GW
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness. You have freed me from my troubles. Have pity on me, and hear my prayer!
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Psalm 4:1 GNT
Answer me when I pray, O God, my defender! When I was in trouble, you helped me. Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 HNV
<> Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 CSB
Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 KJV
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.
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Psalm 4:1 LEB
When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness. In trouble {deliver me}. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NAS
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.
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Psalm 4:1 NCV
Answer me when I pray to you, my God who does what is right. Make things easier for me when I am in trouble. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NIRV
My faithful God, answer me when I call out to you. Give me rest from my trouble. Show me your favor. Hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NIV
Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. Answer me when I call, O God who declares me innocent. Take away my distress. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 NRS
Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 RSV
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my right! Thou hast given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 DBY
{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.
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Psalm 4:1 MSG
When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; Now I'm in trouble again: grace me! hear me!
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Psalm 4:1 WBT
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.
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Psalm 4:1 TMB
<> Hear 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.
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Psalm 4:1 TNIV
Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 WEB
<> Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
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Psalm 4:1 WYC
To the victory in organs, the psalm of David. When I inwardly called, God of my rightwiseness heard me; in tribulation thou hast alarged to me. Have thou mercy on me; and hear thou my prayer. (To victory, on instruments, the song of David. Please answer me when I call thee, O God of my righteousness. For when I was in trouble, thou set me free, or at large. So have thou mercy on me; and hear thou my prayer.)
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Psalm 4:1 YLT
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.
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Psalms 4 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 4

The children of men proved, and the happiness of godly people. (1-5) God's favour is happiness. (6-8)

Verses 1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who will not ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! that so many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warns against sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may be spoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by serious self-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before you turn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect to what you have done in the day; particularly what you have done amiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night, meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace. Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Be still. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding the sacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trust in the Lord.

Verses 6-8 Wordly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good meat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what are all these worth? Any good will serve the turn of most men, but a gracious soul will not be put off so. Lord, let us have thy favour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; let us be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfied with it. Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it. When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart. Thus comforted, he pitied, but neither envied nor feared the most prosperous sinner. He commits all his affairs to God, and is prepared to welcome his holy will. But salvation is in Christ alone; where will those appear who despise him as their Mediator, and revile him in his disciples? May they stand in awe, and no longer sin against the only remedy.

Psalms 4 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 4

Psalms 4:1-8 . On Neginoth, that is, stringed instruments, as the kind of musical accompaniment. On other parts of title, The historical occasion was probably the same as that of relief, admonishes his enemies of the vanity of attacking God's servant, exhorts them to repentance, and avows his confidence and peace in God's favor.

1. Hear--as in Psalms 3:4 .
God of my righteousness--or, "my righteous God, as my holy hill" ( Psalms 2:6 ), who will act towards me on righteous principles.
thou hast enlarged--expresses relief afforded in opposition to "distress," which is expressed by a word denoting straits or pressure. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future.

2. sons of men--men of note or prominence (compare 2 Chronicles 21:9 ).
turn my glory--or, "royal dignity."
into shame--or, "reproach."
vanity--a foolish and hopeless enterprise ( Psalms 2:1 ).
leasing--a lie.

3. godly--an object as well as subject of divine favor (compare Psalms 105:14 Psalms 105:15 ).

4. Stand in awe--( Ephesians 4:26 ), from Septuagint, "be angry." Both clauses are qualified by "not."

5. Not only repent, but manifest penitence by sacrifices or righteousness or righteous sacrifices, &c.

6, 7. Contrast true with vain confidence.
light of thy countenance upon us--figure for favor ( Numbers 6:26 , Psalms 44:3 , 81:16 ).

7. corn and wine--literally, "new corn and wine."
increased--an abundant harvest giving great joy ( Isaiah 9:3 ).

8. both lay me down, &c.--or, will lie down at once, and sleep in sure confidence and quiet repose ( Psalms 3:5 ).