Compare Translations for Psalm 4:3

Psalm 4:3 ASV
But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
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Psalm 4:3 BBE
See how the Lord has made great his mercy for me; the Lord will give ear to my cry.
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Psalm 4:3 CEB
Know this: the LORD takes personal care of the faithful. The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him.
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Psalm 4:3 CJB
Understand that ADONAI sets apart the godly person for himself; ADONAI will hear when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 RHE
(4-4) Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.
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Psalm 4:3 ESV
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 GW
Know that the LORD singles out godly people for himself. The LORD hears me when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 GNT
Remember that the Lord has chosen the righteous for his own, and he hears me when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 HNV
But know that the LORD has set apart for himself him who is godly: The LORD will hear when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 CSB
Know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
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Psalm 4:3 KJV
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
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Psalm 4:3 LEB
But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself [the] faithful one. Yahweh hears when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 NAS
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
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Psalm 4:3 NCV
You know that the Lord has chosen for himself those who are loyal to him. The Lord listens when I pray to him.
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Psalm 4:3 NIRV
Remember that the LORD has set his faithful people apart for himself. The LORD will hear me when I call out to him.
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Psalm 4:3 NIV
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 NKJV
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him.
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Psalm 4:3 NLT
You can be sure of this: The LORD has set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 NRS
But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 RSV
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 DBY
But know that Jehovah hath set apart the pious [man] for himself: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.
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Psalm 4:3 MSG
Look at this: look Who got picked by God! He listens the split second I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 WBT
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 TMB
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.
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Psalm 4:3 TNIV
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 WEB
But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly: Yahweh will hear when I call to him.
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Psalm 4:3 WYC
And know ye, that the Lord hath made marvellous his holy man; the Lord shall hear me, when I shall cry to him. (And know ye, that the Lord hath chosen the holy man for his own/that the Lord hath shown me his wondrous love; and that the Lord shall hear me, when I shall cry to him.)
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Psalm 4:3 YLT
And know ye that Jehovah Hath separated a saintly one to Himself. Jehovah heareth in my calling to Him.
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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 ).