Psalms chapter 4 KJV (King James Version) 1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.) In my cry, answer me, O god of my justice: in my straitness set me at large: have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. It is no surprise that David was called a man after God's own heart, for he recognized that God alone was His righteousness, and that God alone could be depended upon to relieve his distress, provide for his need, defeat his enemies and enlarge his blessings. But the original Hebrew is in the plural, because the almighty has many faces, or aspects, according to the temper and characters of those who view him; agreeably to the Divine Testimony where it is written, "With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright; with the pure you will show yourself pure, and with the perverse you will show yourself perverse." Divine Good is meant by Who will show us good; and Divine Truth by Lift you up the light of your faces upon us. Salem Media Group. The heavenly joy thence derived is meant by putting joy in the heart. Psalm 23:4(NASB) Verse Thoughts David was getting old when he penned these words, which have meant so much to so many, and in this middle section of this Psalm he changes from talking about his Shepherd, Who leads and guides him, feeds and waters him, protects and revives him.. to addressing the Shepherd Himself: for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. No matter what difficulty he is facing and despite the depths of despair to which David so often falls, we always find that he confesses His dependence on the Lord and acknowledges the sovereignty of the Lord his God - no wonder that David is remembered as a man after God's own heart. Lift you up the light of your faces upon us, O jehovah. You have put joy in my heart, more than at the time when their corn and new wine are multiplied. 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.. 2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? Selah. In the Word throughout mention is made of heart and soul, and by heart is there signified the life of love, and by soul, the life of faith. All rights reserved worldwide. In peace I lie down and sleep together: for you, O. Lift you up the light of your faces upon us, O jehovah. With stringed instruments. How long will you love delusions and seek false gods Tremble you, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, and be still. David found the secret of true joy and lasting happiness, for his delight was in the Giver and not in His gift. 3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. In the common English version of the Psalms, what is here rendered faces in the plural number, is rendered countenance in the singular. In my cry, answer me, etc. Let’s look instead at the two separate pieces of Psalm 20:4. Verse 4. Heavenly Father, I have scarce scratched the surface of Your grace and goodness towards me, in that You sent Your only begotten Son to die on the cross to pay the punishment that I deserve. My goal here isn’t an exhaustive study, but rather just highlighting a few deeper things to ponder. Selah. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Selah. PSALMS 4 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 4. Inasmuch as instruments of every kind, by correspondence, signified the delights and pleasantnesses of spiritual and celestial affections; hence also they are mentioned in the titles of several of the Psalms of David, and it is indicated how they were to be played as upon Neginoth, upon Nechiloth, upon the Octave, Schigjon, Githith Muthlabean, Sheminith, Schuschannin, Machaleth. The Concentration Of Spiritual Energy (part 1). All rights reserved. Increase my desire and love for You and help me like David, to become, “a man after God's own heart', and desire You above all things, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. In these words is described the peace which appertains to those who are in conjunction with the lord, by the reception of Divine Good and Truth from him; and that peace is the principle in, and from which is heavenly joy. Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Verse 2. Man has two faculties receiving life from the lord, one is called will, the other understanding; to the faculty which is called will appertains love, for the goods of love constitute its life: these two lives belonging to man are, however, one, and when they are one, then the things which are of faith are also of love, for they are loved; and on the other hand, the things which are of love are also of faith, because they are believed; such is the life of all in heaven. On Neginoth. Title. how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? By peace is signified the internal delight of heaven, by security the external delight, and by lying down and sleeping, and by dwelling, is signified to live. Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 91:4. That we are to fear him because he has protection from the Father, verse 3, An exhortation to repentance, verse 4-8. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The multiplication of Good and Truth is meant by their corn and new wine being multiplied: corn signifies good, and new wine truth. AE 365. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? Verse 1. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety. Sacrifice the sacrifices of justice, and put your trust in, Many are they who say. The expression, to answer, frequently occurs in the Word, and when predicated of the lord, it signifies influx, inspiration, perception, and information, likewise mercy and aid, as in the following passages: "In an acceptable time I answered you, and in the day of salvation I helped you;" (Isaiah 49:8) "Answer me when I cry, O god of my Justice" Psalm 4:2, AE 471.