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  1. Psalms 4. 4. The Safety of the Faithful. To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. 1 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. 2 How long, O you sons of men, Will you turn my glory to shame?
  2. Psalm Stand in awe — Hebrew, רגזו, rigzu, Tremble, therefore, and be afraid, if not of me, yet, at least, of God, who hath engaged himself in my cause, and will be an adversary to my adversaries. So said David, and so says the Messiah. Or, Be angry, as the word is here rendered by all the ancient, and by some modern translators, and even by St. Paul, as it is thought, Ephesians
  3. Psalm 4 # sn Psalm 4. The psalmist asks God to hear his prayer, expresses his confidence that the Lord will intervene, and urges his enemies to change their ways and place their trust in God. He concludes with another prayer for divine intervention and again affirms his absolute confidence in God’s protection.
  4. Psalm 4 is inspired by the same circumstances as Psalm 3. David's rebellious son, Absalom, has forced David to flee for his life (2 Samuel –14). The choirmaster was the minister of music in the tabernacle or temple; this role is mentioned in the titles of fifty-five psalms. David begins by praying for grace.
  5. Psalm The ungodly are not so — Their condition is far different; but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away — Withered and worthless, restless and unquiet, without form or stability, blown about by every wind, and, at length, finally dispersed from the face of the earth, by the breath of God’s displeasure, and driven into the fire which never shall be quenched.
  6. Psalm 4 For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. 1 Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent.
  7. Praying through Psalm Heavenly Father, we praise You that You are a faithful God and pray that You would lift up the of Your countenance upon us, O Lord and give us Your peace in our hearts - this day and for evermore, AMEN.
  8. Psalm 4. For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. 1 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. 2 How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions. and seek false gods? Selah. 3 Know that the LORD has set apart.
  9. Psalm 4: In Hebrew texts is numbered 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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