Compare Translations for Psalm 4:2

Psalm 4:2 ASV
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
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Psalm 4:2 BBE
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.)
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Psalm 4:2 CEB
How long, you people, will my reputation be insulted? How long will you continue to love what is worthless and go after lies? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 CJB
Men of rank, how long will you shame my honor, love what is vain, chase after lies? (Selah)
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Psalm 4:2 RHE
(4-3) O ye sons of men, how long will you be dull of heart? why do you love vanity, and seek after lying?
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Psalm 4:2 ESV
O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 GW
ou important people, how long are you going to insult my honor? How long are you going to love what is empty and seek what is a lie? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 GNT
How long will you people insult me? How long will you love what is worthless and go after what is false?
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Psalm 4:2 HNV
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
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Psalm 4:2 CSB
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted? [How long] will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 KJV
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.
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Psalm 4:2 LEB
O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace? [How long] will you love vanity? [How long] will you seek lies? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 NAS
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.
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Psalm 4:2 NCV
People, how long will you turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is false and look for new lies?Selah
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Psalm 4:2 NIRV
How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love what will certainly fail you? How long will you pray to statues of gods? "Selah"
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Psalm 4:2 NIV
How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame ? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ? "Selah"
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Psalm 4:2 NKJV
How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness And seek falsehood? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 NLT
How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make these groundless accusations? How long will you pursue lies? Interlude
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Psalm 4:2 NRS
How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? (Selah)
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Psalm 4:2 RSV
O men, how long shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? [Selah]
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Psalm 4:2 DBY
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.
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Psalm 4:2 MSG
You rabble - how long do I put up with your scorn? How long will you lust after lies? How long will you live crazed by illusion?
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Psalm 4:2 WBT
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.
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Psalm 4:2 TMB
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity and seek after lies? Selah
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Psalm 4:2 TNIV
How long will you men turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ?
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Psalm 4:2 WEB
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
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Psalm 4:2 WYC
Sons of men, how long be ye of heavy heart? why love ye vanity, and seek leasing? (Sons and daughters of men, how long shall ye insult me? why love ye empty and futile, or worthless, things, and go after lies?)
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Psalm 4:2 YLT
Sons of men! till when [is] my glory for shame? Ye love a vain thing, ye seek a lie. Selah.
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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 ).