Psalm 4:3 STU XRF TSK ... Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (3) But know.--It is the privilege of true and heroic natures to rise to a consciousness of their strength and dignity in the hour of peril, and when the victims of unjust persecution. The Lord will hear when I call unto him. I laid me down and slept — Securely, casting all my cares upon God. Election is the guarantee of complete salvation, and an argument for success at the throne of grace. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. All rights reserved. The Hebrew word occurs in Exodus 8:22; Exodus 9:4; Exodus 11:7, of severance between Israel and Egypt. Psalm 3:4-5. Psalms 4:3. Who is he? The key Bible verse on guarding your heart is Proverbs 4:23 (NIV), “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” This is what we must do. Answer me when I call to you,my righteous God.Give me relief from my distress;h Since he chose to love us he cannot but chose to hear us. Psalm 17:7. 4:3 How should the opponents respond to the psalmist's questions of Ps. There is a difficulty in the construction: lô (to him) may go either with the verb or the object. I have a ministry (Mosaic Heart Ministries) where I come along side women who want to heal through God's Word. chasîd, properly, graced or gracious, according as it is used of Israel or of the God of Israel. is found seventy-three times in the Psalms, generally at the end of a sentence or paragraph; but in Psalm 55:19 and 57:3, it stands in the middle of the verse. David was king by divine decree, and we are the Lord's people in the same manner: let us tell our enemies to their faces, that they fight against God and destiny, when they strive to overthrow our souls. (p) "Eum quem benigne acceperit", Junius & Tremellius; "beneficiarium", Gejerus, Michaelis; "gratia vel favore a Deo affectum", Hammond. ( Isaiah 46:13 ). And should not this be the main design in our prayers - that God "would" thus spare us that we may accomplish the work which he has given us to do? He who chose us for himself will surely hear our prayers. What rare persons the godly are: "The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour." Use Bible commentary free online for Bible study including these popular commentaries; Matthew Henry, John Calvin, Geneva Study Bible, Martin Luther's, John Gill's, Jamieson, Faussett & Brown and more. Psalm 120 – homelessness (both literal and figurative), Psalm 122 – a critique of ‘self-centred images of tribal and ideological futures.’, Psalm 127 – a challenge to the culture of success. Psalms 4:3. Try to Study Bible with Matthew Henry's Commentary Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible is developed from the author's rare ability to express profound spiritual insights with simplicity and eloquence. Mark out those who can claim the favour. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. Conclusion 5 Give ear to … A Psalm of David. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. The Lord's elect shall not be condemned, nor shall their cry be unheard. Proverbs 12:26 . that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: which may be understood of David himself, an holy good man; a man after God's own heart; whom the Lord chose, and in a marvellous manner separated from the rest of his brethren; took him from the sheepfold, and set him upon the throne of Israel, for the glory of his great name; and therefore the attempts of his enemies against him would be without success: and also of the Messiah, God's Holy One, whom he has chosen out from among the people to be their Saviour and Redeemer, to the glory of his grace; wherefore the work of the Lord has prospered in his hands: and likewise of all the saints, and of their election; which act is expressed by their being set apart, or separated from others, who are called the rest; and which is a marvellous act of grace: for the word may be rendered, "he hath wonderfully set apart" (n). LORD, how many are my foes! Verse 3. But to accomplish this clear command to guard our hearts, we must first place Proverbs 4:23 in context. 8:4, Prov. I awaked — As after a sweet and undisturbed sleep, as though no danger had been near me. Thank you so much for this commentary! (n) So Ainsworth. The Biblical Illustrator. Election is the guarantee of complete salvation, and an argument for success at the throne of grace. Its aspects toward God, our enemies, and ourselves. Chapter 4. As therefore it was the main first design in God's eye, before the consideration of our happiness, let it be so in ours. Psalm 6:8 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. Psalm 134 – carrying the ‘renewing power of the encounter with God in sanctuary worship into the rest of life’. Origen compares the saints to sapphires and crystals: God calls them jewels ( Malachi 3:17 ). Psalm 4 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.]] Their accusations against David are worthless in reality. My heart shall not fear. Election is a doctrine which unrenewed men cannot endure, but nevertheless, it is a glorious and well attested truth, and one which should comfort the tempted believer. Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Compare Psalm 30:4-5; Psalm 31:23; Psalm 37:28. Fools will not learn, and therefore they must again and again be told the same thing, especially when it is such a bitter truth which is to be taught them, viz: - the fact that the godly are the chosen of God, and are, by distinguishing grace, set apart and separated from among men. Know this, But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is. Only Psalm 18 also uses the phrase the servant of the LORD in the title, and John Trapp observed that Psalm 18 comes from David’s old age, and Psalm 36 comes from a younger David. Psalm 4:2 Or seek lies; Psalm 4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4. The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself. But know Take notice of it, consider it, be assured of the truth, of it; it may be depended upon as fact, that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself. Psalm … The word here rendered "godly," חסיד châsı̂yd, is derived from חסד chesed, which means desire, ardor, zeal; and then kindness, benignity, love toward God or man. Contrast what the enemies are saying of David to the reality presented in Palm 4:3. Psalm 8:3-4. It is an amazing instance of grace that God should make one to differ from another, and separate them from their mother's womb, and call them by his grace. John Trapp Complete Commentary. But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: You cannot hurt him, for God has hedged him about. Who separated him? Now, it is holiness that makes us fit to live with the holy God for ever, since without it we cannot see him ( Hebrews 12:14 ), which is God's main aim, and more than our being his children; as one must be supposed a man, one of mankind, having a soul reasonable, ere we can suppose him capable of adoption, or to be another man's heir. Ver. Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 4, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9. The psalmist felt that his cause was a righteous cause, that he had done nothing to deserve this treatment at their hands; and that he had been originally exalted to the throne because God regarded him as a friend of himself and of his cause; and because he knew that he would promote the interests of that cause. They are the glory of the creation. These are the words of a veteran, not of a raw recruit in the battle of life. Psalm 3:4 I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Read Psalm 4:3 commentary using The Treasury of David. The Lord will hear when I call unto him - As I am engaged in his service; as I am appointed to accomplish a certain purpose for him, I may confidently believe that he will hear me, and will deliver me out of their hands. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Psalm 4:3, ESV: "But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him." Thomas Watson. Scripture quoted by permission. of Study This. Verse 3. For over 250 years this commentary has been one of the most widely used of all Bible commentaries. Psalm 4:3. The Lord has set apart the godly man, no matter what these enemies are saying. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the Believer's Bible Commentary and many other resources. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 4:3 and more! How many rise up against me! Benson Commentary Psalm 4:4. Psalm 3 is the third Psalm of the Bible.It is a personal thanksgiving to God, who answered the prayer of an afflicted soul.Psalm 3 is attributed to David, in particular, when he fled from Absalom his son.David, deserted by his subjects, derided by Shimei, pursued for his crown and life by his ungracious son, turns to his God, makes his supplications, and confesses his faith. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The LORD will hear when I call unto him. What a sweet assurance! Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. How to make men know it? Lead Me in Your Righteousness. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. This is the first psalm with a title: A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. His writings have been read and enjoyed for both their scholarship and devotion. O beloved, when you are on your knees, the fact of your being set apart as God's own peculiar treasure, should give you courage and inspire you with fervency and faith. Election. The word "godly," as applied to himself, is probably used in contrast with his enemies as being engaged in wicked designs, to wit, in rebellion, and in seeking to dispossess him of his lawful throne. Psalm 4#In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.For the director of music. 4:2? I cried unto the Lord with my voice — By prayer I commended myself to the divine protection; and he heard me out of his holy hill — Out of heaven, so called Psalm 15:1. LXX., “his holy one.”. We set apart things that are precious; the godly are set apart as God's peculiar treasure ( Psalms 135:4 ); as his garden of delight (So 4:12); as his royal diadem ( Isaiah 43:3 ); the godly are the excellent of the earth ( Psalms 16:3 ); comparable to fine gold ( Lamentations 4:2 ); double refined ( Zechariah 13:9 ). 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