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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 4

 

 

Introduction
1David prays for audience.
2He reproves and exhorts his enemies.
6Man's happiness is in God's favour.

Verse 1
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.
(Title
&) chief Musician. or, overseer.
22:1; 42:1; 45:1; *titles; 1 Chronicles 25:1-6
Neginoth
6:1; 67:1; 76:1; *titles; Habakkuk 3:19; *marg:
O
11:7; 24:5; 41:12; Isaiah 45:24; Jeremiah 23:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:20,21
thou
18:18,19; 31:8; 40:1-3; 116:6,16; 1 Samuel 17:37; 19:11,12; 23:26-28; Job 36:16; 2 Corinthians 1:8,10
have mercy upon me
or, be gracious unto me.
56:1; 57:1; 86:3-5; 119:75-77,132; 143:2; Exodus 34:6,7

Verse 2
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.
O
57:4; 58:1; Ecclesiastes 8:11; 9:3
how
72:2; Exodus 10:3; Numbers 14:11; Proverbs 1:22
my glory
3:3; 14:6; 106:20; Isaiah 20:5; 45:17; Jeremiah 2:11; Hosea 4:7; 1 Corinthians 1:31
love
2:1; 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 59:4; Jeremiah 2:5; Jonah 2:8
leasing
5:6; 58:3; 63:11; Jeremiah 9:3; Ephesians 4:25

Verse 3
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
that the
Exodus 33:16; Ephesians 2:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 2 Timothy 2:19; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 2:9
for
Titus 2:14
the Lord
34:15; 55:16,17; 56:9; 91:14,15; John 15:16

Verse 4
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Stand
2:11; 33:8; 119:161; Jeremiah 5:22
sin
Job 28:28; Proverbs 3:7; 16:6,17; Ephesians 4:26
commune
63:6; 77:6; 2 Corinthians 13:5
be still
46:10; Habakkuk 2:20
Selah
3:2,4

Verse 5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Offer
50:14; 51:19; Deuteronomy 33:19; 2 Samuel 15:12; Isaiah 1:11-18; 61:8; Malachi 1:8,11-14; Matthew 5:23,23; Hebrews 13:15,16
put
2:12; 26:1; 37:3; 62:8; 84:11,12; Isaiah 26:3,4; 50:10; 1 Peter 4:19

Verse 6
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
many
39:6; 49:16-20; Ecclesiastes 2:3-26; Isaiah 55:2; Luke 12:19; 16:19; James 4:13; James 5:1-5
lift
21:6; 42:5; 44:3; 67:1; 80:1-3,7,19; 89:15; 119:135; Numbers 6:26

Verse 7
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
put
37:4; 43:4; 63:2-5; 92:4; Song of Solomon 1:4; 1 Peter 1:8
the time
Judges 9:27; Isaiah 9:3; Jeremiah 48:33

Verse 8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
I will
3:5; 16:8; Job 11:18,19; Proverbs 3:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14; 5:10; Revelation 14:13
for
Leviticus 25:18,19; 26:5; Deuteronomy 12:10; 33:27-29; Ezekiel 34:25; Hosea 2:18; Romans 8:35-39

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 4:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-4.html.

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