> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The chief musician; the master or director of the sacred musicians and music of the temple; of whom see 1 Chronicles 6:31 15:16,17 25:1,2 2 Chronicles 20:21 34:12,13. Isaiah 60:5, and the widening of a straitened position, Psalms 18:20; Psalms 118:5. Go to. He did not boast of his own righteousness except in reference to his enemies, from whose calumnies he vindicated himself. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress — Delivered me from my former straits and troubles, temporal and spiritual, which makes me hope thou wilt still take pity upon me, and grant the humble petition which I present unto thee. The prayer indicates confidence in the power and the unchangeableness of God, and proves that it is right in our prayers to recall the former instances of the divine interposition, as an argument, or as a ground of hope that God would again interpose. And so this and other words in Hebrew and Greek, which properly signify righteousness, are oft used for mercy or kindness, as Isaiah 58:8 Psalm 31:1 36:10 2 Corinthians 9:9, and in many other places. The verb may be rendered either, "Thou hast enlarged,"—in which case David would ground his prayer for help merely upon past deliverances,—or, "Thou dost enlarge," David being then understood to comfort himself with the thought, that God stood ordinarily to him in the relation of a helper in the time of need. David prayeth for audience, Psalm 4:1. "I humbly beseech thee, that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king," said that false Ziba to David, 2 Samuel 16:4; q.d. I had rather have the king’s favour than Mephibosheth’s land. Praise Him! We suffer, and we cannot shield those we love from suffering. A man may be sensible that in a particular case he has justice on his side, though he has a general conviction that he himself is a sinner; and he may pray to God to cause his enemies to do right, or to lead those whose office it is to decide the case, to do what ought to be done to vindicate his name, or to save him from wrong. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/psalms-4.html. He reproves the wicked, Psalm 4:2. Here he reviews his Ebenezers and takes comfort from them. On Neginoth, that is, stringed instruments, as the kind of musical accompaniment. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress - That is, on some former occasion. Amen." 1. Have mercy upon me - In my present troubles. Psalms 1:1-6 Characteristics of The Godly And Un-godly. Psalm 44 is the 44th psalm from the Book of Psalms, composed by sons of Korah and is classified in the series of lamentations of the people. On Neginoth; or, on stringed instruments, as this word is translated, Habakkuk 3:19; for the Hebrew verb niggen, whence this is derived, signifies to play with the hand upon an instrument, 1 Samuel 16:23 18:10. Though thou mayest justly permit my enemies to destroy me, on account of my many and great sins, yet I flee to thy mercy, and I beseech thee hear my prayer, and bring thy servant out of his troubles. He reproveth and exhorteth his enemies. Thou hast enlarged me - I was in prison; and thou hast brought me forth abroad. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. On the title of the psalm before us, that the מנצח menatseach, chief musician, here mentioned, is generally supposed to have been the preceptor or chief singer in the temple worship; and that נגינות Neginoth consequently implies the stringed instruments to which the psalm was to be sung. vol. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Book 4 of Psalms places the brokenness of the world—including human mortality—in the context of God’s sovereignty. David really had rather have God’s love and favour than all this world’s good; and therefore so heartily beggeth it above anything. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". A Psalm of David. On other parts of title, see-on Introduction., The historical occasion was probably the same as that of the foregoing [see on Psalm 3:1, Title]. 1870. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The ungodly satisfied with earthly blessings, but the godly cannot be at rest without the favour of God, Psalms 4:6-8. See on Psalms 3. “Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress.” Think of what God has been to you, you tried ones, for he will be the same still. of certainty with a precative colouring is confined to such exclamatory utterances as Job 21:16 (which see). This is always a proper ground of appeal to God. 1801-1803. "Who art to do me right; to whom I apply for justice.". Psalms 4:1. Moreover, he calls him the God of his righteousness, which is the same thing as if he had called him the vindicator of his right; (50) and he appeals to God, because all men everywhere condemned him, and his innocence was borne down by the slanderous reports of his enemies and the perverse judgments of the common people. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. freed me from my former straits and troubles. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 4:1". 1685. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. God is righteous in Himself, but He also does what is right for His children, namely, come to their rescue when they are in need (cf. ), for the perf . This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The meaning is, "Full of confidence, I call on Thee for help, who hast already given me so many proofs of Thy goodness, hast so often already delivered me from trouble, whose proper business it is to do this." "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". “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.” Now, you might wonder if this verse also serves as the petition. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. » 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. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". O God of my righteousness — Or, my righteous God, the witness and defender of my righteous cause, and the person from whom I expect that righteous judgment and decision of it which I cannot obtain from mine enemies, who load me with manifold injuries and calumnies. Thou hast enlarged me, i.e. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress -, "Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may … Comp. And still more decidedly is this supposition rebutted by a comparison of our Psalm with Psalms 3:2-4, and especially Psalms 3:7. Thou hast, that is, thou wilt enlarge me who am now in distress. An experienced warrior and conqueror, David had been familiar with dangers and deliverances, and his faith is now encouraged from the past. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man".The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In Latin, this psalm is known as Beatus vir or Beatus vir, qui non abiit.. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". '"[4] It is the evil genius of humanity that very frequently throughout their history they have, "Changed the truth of God for a lie and have worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". I shall always need thy help; I shall never deserve to have it; let me have it in the way of mere mercy, as thou hast hitherto done. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. (Romans 1:25). 1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-4.html. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Or, O my righteous God. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future. A psalm of David. When he was "pressed" or "confined," and knew not how to escape, God had interposed and had given him room, so that he felt free. Narrowness is a figurative term for misfortune, as broadness for prosperity. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Those familiar with the KJV on this verse might be puzzled by the word leasing which appears here instead of falsehood. 1854-1889. With stringed instruments. Hear me when I call, O God of my riqhteousness] That is, O thou righteous Judge of my righteous cause, and of my good conscience. It is not on the ground of his own claim as a righteous man, but it is that, in this particular case, he was wrongfully persecuted; and he asks God to interpose, and to cause justice to be done. The most satisfactory account of them extant, that we know of, is Calmet's Dissertation upon the Hebrew Instruments, and the Univ. 1840-57. Psa. This Psalm is, for the matter or substance of it, much like the former, and seems to have been made upon the same or some other like occasion, when he was distressed either by Absalom, or by Saul, or by some other great and powerful enemies. May we not without violence consider the prayer as the supplication of the God-man Christ Jesus? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Surely because he looked upon the favour of God as a complexive blessing, that perfectly comprehendeth all the rest; as manna is said to have had all good tastes in it. Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint) Cross references. Grammatically, this is inadmissible, for in such cases the vau relat. "O ye sons of men." "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". I ask the question, let the Reader remember; I do not determine it. It is said of Charles V, that he spent more words with God than with men. 4:1 Notice the imperatives used to implore God. 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The chief musician; the master or director of the sacred musicians and music of the temple; of whom see 1 Chronicles 6:31 15:16,17 25:1,2 2 Chronicles 20:21 34:12,13. Isaiah 60:5, and the widening of a straitened position, Psalms 18:20; Psalms 118:5. Go to. He did not boast of his own righteousness except in reference to his enemies, from whose calumnies he vindicated himself. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress — Delivered me from my former straits and troubles, temporal and spiritual, which makes me hope thou wilt still take pity upon me, and grant the humble petition which I present unto thee. The prayer indicates confidence in the power and the unchangeableness of God, and proves that it is right in our prayers to recall the former instances of the divine interposition, as an argument, or as a ground of hope that God would again interpose. And so this and other words in Hebrew and Greek, which properly signify righteousness, are oft used for mercy or kindness, as Isaiah 58:8 Psalm 31:1 36:10 2 Corinthians 9:9, and in many other places. The verb may be rendered either, "Thou hast enlarged,"—in which case David would ground his prayer for help merely upon past deliverances,—or, "Thou dost enlarge," David being then understood to comfort himself with the thought, that God stood ordinarily to him in the relation of a helper in the time of need. David prayeth for audience, Psalm 4:1. "I humbly beseech thee, that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king," said that false Ziba to David, 2 Samuel 16:4; q.d. I had rather have the king’s favour than Mephibosheth’s land. Praise Him! We suffer, and we cannot shield those we love from suffering. A man may be sensible that in a particular case he has justice on his side, though he has a general conviction that he himself is a sinner; and he may pray to God to cause his enemies to do right, or to lead those whose office it is to decide the case, to do what ought to be done to vindicate his name, or to save him from wrong. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/psalms-4.html. He reproves the wicked, Psalm 4:2. Here he reviews his Ebenezers and takes comfort from them. On Neginoth, that is, stringed instruments, as the kind of musical accompaniment. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress - That is, on some former occasion. Amen." 1. Have mercy upon me - In my present troubles. Psalms 1:1-6 Characteristics of The Godly And Un-godly. Psalm 44 is the 44th psalm from the Book of Psalms, composed by sons of Korah and is classified in the series of lamentations of the people. On Neginoth; or, on stringed instruments, as this word is translated, Habakkuk 3:19; for the Hebrew verb niggen, whence this is derived, signifies to play with the hand upon an instrument, 1 Samuel 16:23 18:10. Though thou mayest justly permit my enemies to destroy me, on account of my many and great sins, yet I flee to thy mercy, and I beseech thee hear my prayer, and bring thy servant out of his troubles. He reproveth and exhorteth his enemies. Thou hast enlarged me - I was in prison; and thou hast brought me forth abroad. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. On the title of the psalm before us, that the מנצח menatseach, chief musician, here mentioned, is generally supposed to have been the preceptor or chief singer in the temple worship; and that נגינות Neginoth consequently implies the stringed instruments to which the psalm was to be sung. vol. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Book 4 of Psalms places the brokenness of the world—including human mortality—in the context of God’s sovereignty. David really had rather have God’s love and favour than all this world’s good; and therefore so heartily beggeth it above anything. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". A Psalm of David. On other parts of title, see-on Introduction., The historical occasion was probably the same as that of the foregoing [see on Psalm 3:1, Title]. 1870. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The ungodly satisfied with earthly blessings, but the godly cannot be at rest without the favour of God, Psalms 4:6-8. See on Psalms 3. “Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress.” Think of what God has been to you, you tried ones, for he will be the same still. of certainty with a precative colouring is confined to such exclamatory utterances as Job 21:16 (which see). This is always a proper ground of appeal to God. 1801-1803. "Who art to do me right; to whom I apply for justice.". Psalms 4:1. Moreover, he calls him the God of his righteousness, which is the same thing as if he had called him the vindicator of his right; (50) and he appeals to God, because all men everywhere condemned him, and his innocence was borne down by the slanderous reports of his enemies and the perverse judgments of the common people. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. freed me from my former straits and troubles. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 4:1". 1685. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. God is righteous in Himself, but He also does what is right for His children, namely, come to their rescue when they are in need (cf. ), for the perf . This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The meaning is, "Full of confidence, I call on Thee for help, who hast already given me so many proofs of Thy goodness, hast so often already delivered me from trouble, whose proper business it is to do this." "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". “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.” Now, you might wonder if this verse also serves as the petition. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. » 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. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". O God of my righteousness — Or, my righteous God, the witness and defender of my righteous cause, and the person from whom I expect that righteous judgment and decision of it which I cannot obtain from mine enemies, who load me with manifold injuries and calumnies. Thou hast enlarged me, i.e. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress -, "Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may … Comp. And still more decidedly is this supposition rebutted by a comparison of our Psalm with Psalms 3:2-4, and especially Psalms 3:7. Thou hast, that is, thou wilt enlarge me who am now in distress. An experienced warrior and conqueror, David had been familiar with dangers and deliverances, and his faith is now encouraged from the past. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man".The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In Latin, this psalm is known as Beatus vir or Beatus vir, qui non abiit.. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". '"[4] It is the evil genius of humanity that very frequently throughout their history they have, "Changed the truth of God for a lie and have worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". I shall always need thy help; I shall never deserve to have it; let me have it in the way of mere mercy, as thou hast hitherto done. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. (Romans 1:25). 1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-4.html. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Or, O my righteous God. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future. A psalm of David. When he was "pressed" or "confined," and knew not how to escape, God had interposed and had given him room, so that he felt free. Narrowness is a figurative term for misfortune, as broadness for prosperity. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Those familiar with the KJV on this verse might be puzzled by the word leasing which appears here instead of falsehood. 1854-1889. With stringed instruments. Hear me when I call, O God of my riqhteousness] That is, O thou righteous Judge of my righteous cause, and of my good conscience. It is not on the ground of his own claim as a righteous man, but it is that, in this particular case, he was wrongfully persecuted; and he asks God to interpose, and to cause justice to be done. The most satisfactory account of them extant, that we know of, is Calmet's Dissertation upon the Hebrew Instruments, and the Univ. 1840-57. Psa. This Psalm is, for the matter or substance of it, much like the former, and seems to have been made upon the same or some other like occasion, when he was distressed either by Absalom, or by Saul, or by some other great and powerful enemies. May we not without violence consider the prayer as the supplication of the God-man Christ Jesus? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Surely because he looked upon the favour of God as a complexive blessing, that perfectly comprehendeth all the rest; as manna is said to have had all good tastes in it. Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint) Cross references. Grammatically, this is inadmissible, for in such cases the vau relat. "O ye sons of men." "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". I ask the question, let the Reader remember; I do not determine it. It is said of Charles V, that he spent more words with God than with men. 4:1 Notice the imperatives used to implore God. 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psalm 4:1 commentary

psalm 4:1 commentary

Ps 72:11,17-19 Ps 86:9 Isa 24:16 42:10-12 49:13 59:19 Hab 2:14 Mal 1:11 Ro 15:9,10 Rev 11:15) Praise Him, Praise Him, — Jesus My Blessed Redeemer by Fanny Crosby. Genitive of relation or object. If so, is not this Psalm, and indeed all the Psalms that are so addressed to the chief Musician, directed to Jesus? Psalms 27:9, where "Thou who art my helper" corresponds to "Thou God of my salvation.". Verses 13-20 constitute the psalmist's personal commitment to (Calmet) --- "To the chief of the singers on stringed instruments." The parallel passages, Psalms 7:7, Psalms 71:3, adduced by De Wette are to be explained differently. It is not on the ground of his own claim as a righteous man, but it is that, in this particular case, he was wrongfully persecuted; and he asks God to interpose, and to cause justice to be done. The words may be rendered, "be gracious unto me"F9חנני "gratiosus esto mihi", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. Book 1 (Psalms 1 - 41) » Psalms 1-41 in one file [or download in RTF format] Psalm 1: The Two Ways … (b) You who are the defender of my just cause. "Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer." Though its context is unclear, 3 clearly it is a psalm of confidence and trust in the LORD. "Have mercy upon me." Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress - That is, on some former occasion. In Psalms 4:2 he expostulates with his enemies, and continues to address them to the end of Psalms 4:5. That is, Pity me, and have compassion on me, as thou hast done in former times. The Psalmist indicates that he expected help, not on account of any partial predilection entertained for him by God, but from his God being the Righteous One, who could not but afford aid to His righteous cause. O God of my righteousness - That is, O my righteous God. » 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. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1828. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 2 by John Calvin. The mode of expression which he here employs is metaphorical, and by it he intimates that a way of escape was opened up to him even when he was besieged and enclosed on every side. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-4.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-4.html. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Before I enter upon the Psalm itself I would beg the Reader's attention to the title of it. For, instead of wishing God to act according to His nature, one then wishes Him to deny His nature. (Challoner) --- Lamnetseach, from nitseach, "to push to an end," may signify (Haydock) to the end; and this sense is more noble than (Berthier) "To the precentor, or president." In any case, the passage assumes that man is a noble creature, endowed with reason, and other marvelous gifts of ability and intelligence, indicating that it is shamefully degrading to men themselves who refuse to honor and obey their Creator. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. None of us is able to make our own life—let alone the whole world—as it should be. David called on God to hear and answer his prayer. I would like to thank the Pastor and all the leaders of Alpha for this opportunity to speak before you all today. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Ver. A figure taken from an army enclosed in a defile, and hardly pressed by the surrounding enemy. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-4.html. He feels that the God who had done it in former troubles could do it again; and he asks him to repeat his mercy. This is a common mode of expression in Hebrew. Thus his conscience can be clear because of God’s graciousness. This is the right method. All other rights reserved. Or, O God of my mercy; which title is given to God elsewhere, as Psalm 59:10,17; whereas this title, O God of my righteousness, is not given to God in any other place of Scripture. Or, O God of my mercy; which title is given to God elsewhere, as Psalms 59:10,17; whereas this title, O God of my righteousness, is not given to God in any other place of Scripture. Hear me when I call - No man has a right to expect God to hear him if he do not call. 1917. Man's happiness is in God's favour. It is summed up in the question, “Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?” The strength of the innocent in the face of calumny or oppression lies in the appeal to the eternal source of righteousness. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Hear me, when I call, O God, &c.— Or, Answer me, &c. O God of my righteousness! Ps 4:1-8. The privilege of the godly, and his faith in God, Psalms 4:3. The writer is grateful that when he was in distress God delivered him from it and set him ‘at large’. Psalm 30 Commentary. (Duguet.) The Psalmist shortly resumes in these words what in Psalms 3 had been the foundation of his hope of deliverance, and raises himself up in the following verses, by means of a new ground of hope, even his Divine election. Psalm 30 7 Meaning; Psalm 31 Meaning; Psalm 32 Commentary; Psalm 33 Commentary. "[1] We also should point out that the use of instruments of music by the Jews constitutes no authority whatever for Christian use of them in the worship of God. (Calmet). 1909-1922. Regarding the inscription, Matthew Henry observed that in the Old Testament, "All of the singing was done by the choristers, not by the people; but the New Testament appoints all Christians to sing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). 2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? A PSALM OF DAVID). BibliographyTrapp, John. 1859. This God of righteousness David believingly calls his God (cf. Psalm 4 – Talking to God and Men. We shall, hereafter meet with many passages similar to this, where David, in order to give energy to his faith against terrors and dangers, (51) brings together the many experiences from which he had learned that God is always present with his own people and will never disappoint their desires. And this agrees also with the experience of the saints; who, when in distress through sin, Satan, and the law, have been set free, through the Gospel proclaiming liberty to the captives to such enemies; and the opening of the prison to them that have been bound by them: and when they have been so shut up and straitened in themselves, that they could not come forth in the discharge of duty, and in the exercise of grace; through the Spirit of the Lord, who is a spirit of liberty, they have been enlarged in the duty of prayer and of praise, and in the exercise of faith and love; and their hearts have been enlarged through the discoveries of the love of God towards them, so that they have run cheerfully in the ways of his commandments; who also gives them largeness of heart, an increase of the knowledge of Christ, and of the love of God, and tills them with joy and peace in believing, and draws out the desires of their souls to his name, and the remembrance of him; have mercy upon me: the psalmist pleads no merit nor worthiness of his own, but applies to the grace and mercy of God; and sensible of his sin, both original and actual, he entreats a discovery of pardoning grace and mercy. Hence we learn that David honored God with this title of praise, in order the more readily to set him in contrast with the whole world. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". If, therefore, we cannot find justice anywhere in the world the only support of our patience is to look to God, and to rest contented with the equity of his judgment. 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. (b) You who are the defender of my just cause. John Trapp Complete Commentary. How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Psalm 4:1, ESV: "To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. The "my God" is here rendered more definite, by an additional word. It is the opinion of the very learned Bishop of Meaux, that they were both given and preserved by divine interposition, that their arguments and the writers of them might be known: "Nor can there be any reason for expunging them, since they are found in the text and all the versions, and have been thought worthy of explanation by Jewish as well as Christian commentators. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. He can’t take it much longer and asks the people, “How long are you going to keep this up!” (v. 2) He … Psalm 4 1 Psalm 4 For the director of music. (Heb. Verse 1 says that ‘God gave us room when we were in distress.’ Easter means that God sets us free from the fear of death – God ‘gives us room.’ In the Psalms, this language means that God lifts us out of a tight spot. First 30-days on us! xii. But that this still continued, is evident from the extra-ordinary agreement between the whole substance of this Psalm and that of the preceding one. 2012. O God — The witness and defender of my righteous cause. Used by Permission. Hist. Have mercy = be gracious, or show favour to. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". Psalm 4:1-8. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 43 in a slightly different numbering system. We take the most effectual method to obtain new mercies, when we remind God of his past favors. He now implores the same mercy again. הרחבת is not precative (Böttch. With stringed instruments. i.e. The name by which the Lord is here addressed, "God of my righteousness," deserves notice, since it is not used in any other part of Scripture. Some affirm that the meaning here is "great men." Psalms 4:1. The chief musician; the master or director of the sacred musicians and music of the temple; of whom see 1 Chronicles 6:31 15:16,17 25:1,2 2 Chronicles 20:21 34:12,13. This is always a proper ground of appeal to God. § 621. Even the heathen have said there is no better stage for virtue than a man’s own conscience. Or, we may understand it thus: - "God hath enlarged my heart with joy and comfort when I was like a man imprisoned by grief and sorrow." But while I do not presume to say otherwise, I venture to throw out a conjecture, that this Psalm was addressed to an infinitely greater person, than any among the sons of men. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 4. www.easyenglish.bible. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress] Heb. Hoc autem in prophetia dictum est, saith R. David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-4.html. David prayeth for audience. He is seeking that God will continue to act on his behalf in response to his prayer. God does nothing by halves, and he will never cease to help us until we cease to need. Neginoth: stringed instruments mentioned in connection with Psalms 3; Psalms 5; Psalms 43; Psalms 54; Psalms 60; Psalms 66; Psalms 75, where it seems clear that the musical directions now appearing as titles of Psalms 4; Psalms 6; Psalms 54; Psalms 55; Psalms 61; Psalms 67; Psalms , 76, were anciently appended to the preceding Psalms. You have given me relief when I was in distress. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the New Bible Commentary. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". He has been many times in a strait already, and God has made a broad place for him. It means, Thou art the author, the witness, the maintainer, the judge, and the rewarder of my righteousness; to thee I appeal from the calumnies and harsh judgments of men. But it is a consolation far surpassing this, to know when men vaunt themselves over us wrongfully, that we are standing in the view of God and of the angels. Psalm 4:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 4:1, NIV: "For the director of music. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". A Psalm of David. I. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". On other parts of title, see [569]Introduction., The historical occasion was probably the same as that of the foregoing [see on [570]Ps 3:1]. For particulars, David was content to be at God’s disposal. Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that work hard. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. When I call, answer me, Thou my righteous God, who givest me help in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-4.html. The words have suffered a false exposition in two ways. thou hast enlarged—expresses relief afforded in opposition to "distress," which is expressed by a word denoting straits or pressure. ‘Have mercy on me.’ This is meant in the sense of ‘show your graciousness towards me’ (see Exodus 34:6). 1. 1871-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-4.html. 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I … Psalms 3:1-8 Do You Have Confidence in God’s Protection? Have mercy upon me; thou mayst justly destroy me for my many and great sins, and therefore I flee from thy justice to thy mercy, on which all my hopes are grounded. The Psalm was most probably written upon the same occasion as the preceding, and is another choice … Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness,.... Or, "my righteous God"F8אלהי צדקי. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness. Psalms 5:8-12 The Power in Petition. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Let us lay ourselves open to the Spirit’s touch; and so make music. Chrysostom is credited with having said that if he had the privilege of preaching to all mankind at one time and that he could speak only once that it would be from this text. never fails; Ewald p. 554; Small Gr. You have set me at large when I was in distress. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-4.html. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Commentary on Psalm 4:1-5 (Read Psalm 4:1-5) Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. With respect to David, it is easy to answer this question. Or as St. Jerome renders it, victory to him that overcometh; which some understand of the chief musician; to whom they suppose the psalms, which bear that title, were given to be sung. This psalm is thought to have been composed by David upon the same occasion with the former. Then by Hitzig, who finds here a deliverance from a certain particular distress, the same that was spoken of in Psalm third. (Selah)". The idea of the expansion of the breathing (of the stream of air) and of space is attached to the ח , Arab. Psalms 4:1. It is used precisely in the same way, for example, in Psalms 24:5, "The God of his salvation,"=his salvation-God. Surely we should all speak the more boldly to men if we had more constant converse with God. Thou hast enlarged me, i.e. , or "show me favour"; bestow the blessings of grace, grant larger measures of grace, and fresh supplies of it: and so all sensible sinners apply to God for mercy; and all the saints have recourse to him as the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, for every mercy, both temporal and spiritual. He reproves the wicked, Psalms 4:2. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/psalms-4.html. Thus, in Psalm 2:6, "hill of my holiness," meaning "my holy hill;" Psalm 3:4, "his hill of holiness," meaning "his holy hill." Psalms 24:5; Psalms 59:11); for the righteousness he possesses, he possesses in Him, and the righteousness he looks for, he looks for in Him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-4.html. Heb. God will surely be nearest unto his in their greatest straits; and because they have made him the God of their mountains, he will be the God of their valleys also. He had brought him out of his distress both physically and spiritually and given him freedom, both outwardly and within himself. (h) . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-4.html. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 4:1 1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! David prayeth for audience, Psalms 4:1. 1874-1909. In this he supplies a rule for every prayer in like extremities. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. This is a thought very common in the Psalter, and apparently was a favourite phrase of David’s, occurring in Psalms 18:19 (comp. 1871-8. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Psalm 4. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. --- In verses, in carminibus. The Christian has an equally great joy. Now he prays for continued mercy to be shown to him, in response to his praying. ] Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 1 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". As Barnes said, "`Leasing' is the old English word for `a lie. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the Hebrew Bible. Or the expression may mean, The foundation, source, and author of my righteousness. Thou hast enlarged.—Better, in my straitness Thou (or, Thou who) hast made room for me. Psalm 23 is likely the most well-known psalm 1 of the Psalter — and the most well-known passage in the Bible. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Isaiah also, fortified by the same confidence, (Isaiah 50:6 and following verse) despises all the slanders by which his enemies calumniated him. O God, to whose mercy I owe all that I have or hope for: which was a very fit and powerful argument in prayer, and very agreeable to the following words, in which there is an acknowledgment of God’s former mercies, and a petition for mercy. This is another instance of David's common habit of pleading past mercies as a ground for present favour. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future. This is the dual petition which is the burden of this chapter. Psalms 3:8 : Psalms 4:2 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The chief musician; the master or director of the sacred musicians and music of the temple; of whom see 1 Chronicles 6:31 15:16,17 25:1,2 2 Chronicles 20:21 34:12,13. Isaiah 60:5, and the widening of a straitened position, Psalms 18:20; Psalms 118:5. Go to. He did not boast of his own righteousness except in reference to his enemies, from whose calumnies he vindicated himself. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress — Delivered me from my former straits and troubles, temporal and spiritual, which makes me hope thou wilt still take pity upon me, and grant the humble petition which I present unto thee. The prayer indicates confidence in the power and the unchangeableness of God, and proves that it is right in our prayers to recall the former instances of the divine interposition, as an argument, or as a ground of hope that God would again interpose. And so this and other words in Hebrew and Greek, which properly signify righteousness, are oft used for mercy or kindness, as Isaiah 58:8 Psalm 31:1 36:10 2 Corinthians 9:9, and in many other places. The verb may be rendered either, "Thou hast enlarged,"—in which case David would ground his prayer for help merely upon past deliverances,—or, "Thou dost enlarge," David being then understood to comfort himself with the thought, that God stood ordinarily to him in the relation of a helper in the time of need. David prayeth for audience, Psalm 4:1. "I humbly beseech thee, that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king," said that false Ziba to David, 2 Samuel 16:4; q.d. I had rather have the king’s favour than Mephibosheth’s land. Praise Him! We suffer, and we cannot shield those we love from suffering. A man may be sensible that in a particular case he has justice on his side, though he has a general conviction that he himself is a sinner; and he may pray to God to cause his enemies to do right, or to lead those whose office it is to decide the case, to do what ought to be done to vindicate his name, or to save him from wrong. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/psalms-4.html. He reproves the wicked, Psalm 4:2. Here he reviews his Ebenezers and takes comfort from them. On Neginoth, that is, stringed instruments, as the kind of musical accompaniment. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress - That is, on some former occasion. Amen." 1. Have mercy upon me - In my present troubles. Psalms 1:1-6 Characteristics of The Godly And Un-godly. Psalm 44 is the 44th psalm from the Book of Psalms, composed by sons of Korah and is classified in the series of lamentations of the people. On Neginoth; or, on stringed instruments, as this word is translated, Habakkuk 3:19; for the Hebrew verb niggen, whence this is derived, signifies to play with the hand upon an instrument, 1 Samuel 16:23 18:10. Though thou mayest justly permit my enemies to destroy me, on account of my many and great sins, yet I flee to thy mercy, and I beseech thee hear my prayer, and bring thy servant out of his troubles. He reproveth and exhorteth his enemies. Thou hast enlarged me - I was in prison; and thou hast brought me forth abroad. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. On the title of the psalm before us, that the מנצח menatseach, chief musician, here mentioned, is generally supposed to have been the preceptor or chief singer in the temple worship; and that נגינות Neginoth consequently implies the stringed instruments to which the psalm was to be sung. vol. Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Book 4 of Psalms places the brokenness of the world—including human mortality—in the context of God’s sovereignty. David really had rather have God’s love and favour than all this world’s good; and therefore so heartily beggeth it above anything. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". A Psalm of David. On other parts of title, see-on Introduction., The historical occasion was probably the same as that of the foregoing [see on Psalm 3:1, Title]. 1870. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The ungodly satisfied with earthly blessings, but the godly cannot be at rest without the favour of God, Psalms 4:6-8. See on Psalms 3. “Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress.” Think of what God has been to you, you tried ones, for he will be the same still. of certainty with a precative colouring is confined to such exclamatory utterances as Job 21:16 (which see). This is always a proper ground of appeal to God. 1801-1803. "Who art to do me right; to whom I apply for justice.". Psalms 4:1. Moreover, he calls him the God of his righteousness, which is the same thing as if he had called him the vindicator of his right; (50) and he appeals to God, because all men everywhere condemned him, and his innocence was borne down by the slanderous reports of his enemies and the perverse judgments of the common people. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. freed me from my former straits and troubles. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 4:1". 1685. Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. God is righteous in Himself, but He also does what is right for His children, namely, come to their rescue when they are in need (cf. ), for the perf . This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The meaning is, "Full of confidence, I call on Thee for help, who hast already given me so many proofs of Thy goodness, hast so often already delivered me from trouble, whose proper business it is to do this." "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". “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.” Now, you might wonder if this verse also serves as the petition. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. » 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. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". O God of my righteousness — Or, my righteous God, the witness and defender of my righteous cause, and the person from whom I expect that righteous judgment and decision of it which I cannot obtain from mine enemies, who load me with manifold injuries and calumnies. Thou hast enlarged me, i.e. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress -, "Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may … Comp. And still more decidedly is this supposition rebutted by a comparison of our Psalm with Psalms 3:2-4, and especially Psalms 3:7. Thou hast, that is, thou wilt enlarge me who am now in distress. An experienced warrior and conqueror, David had been familiar with dangers and deliverances, and his faith is now encouraged from the past. Psalm 1 is the first psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in the English King James Version: "Blessed is the man".The Book of Psalms is part of the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In Latin, this psalm is known as Beatus vir or Beatus vir, qui non abiit.. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". '"[4] It is the evil genius of humanity that very frequently throughout their history they have, "Changed the truth of God for a lie and have worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". I shall always need thy help; I shall never deserve to have it; let me have it in the way of mere mercy, as thou hast hitherto done. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. (Romans 1:25). 1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/psalms-4.html. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Or, O my righteous God. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future. A psalm of David. When he was "pressed" or "confined," and knew not how to escape, God had interposed and had given him room, so that he felt free. Narrowness is a figurative term for misfortune, as broadness for prosperity. "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". Those familiar with the KJV on this verse might be puzzled by the word leasing which appears here instead of falsehood. 1854-1889. With stringed instruments. Hear me when I call, O God of my riqhteousness] That is, O thou righteous Judge of my righteous cause, and of my good conscience. It is not on the ground of his own claim as a righteous man, but it is that, in this particular case, he was wrongfully persecuted; and he asks God to interpose, and to cause justice to be done. The most satisfactory account of them extant, that we know of, is Calmet's Dissertation upon the Hebrew Instruments, and the Univ. 1840-57. Psa. This Psalm is, for the matter or substance of it, much like the former, and seems to have been made upon the same or some other like occasion, when he was distressed either by Absalom, or by Saul, or by some other great and powerful enemies. May we not without violence consider the prayer as the supplication of the God-man Christ Jesus? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Surely because he looked upon the favour of God as a complexive blessing, that perfectly comprehendeth all the rest; as manna is said to have had all good tastes in it. Psalm 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint) Cross references. Grammatically, this is inadmissible, for in such cases the vau relat. "O ye sons of men." "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". I ask the question, let the Reader remember; I do not determine it. It is said of Charles V, that he spent more words with God than with men. 4:1 Notice the imperatives used to implore God. And can he have taught you to trust in his name, And thus far have … "Commentary on Psalms 4:1". , who is righteous in his nature, ways, and works, the just Judge of the whole earth, who will do right; or "the vindicator of my righteousness", as the Syriac version renders it; that is, of his innocence and uprightness, which the Lord knew and was a witness of: and since he was his covenant God, he doubted not but he would bring it forth as the light, and favour his righteous cause, and do him justice upon his enemies: or the psalmist addresses God in this manner, because he was the author of his righteousness, and was the justifier of him, by imputing the righteousness of his Son unto him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-4.html. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me. S Protection word leasing which appears here instead of wishing God to hear and his! Room ; he hath broken the barriers and set me at large when I call no... 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