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Psalms 4 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.


Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.


How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b][c]

3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.


Tremble and[d] do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.

5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the Lord.


Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
Let the light of your face shine on us.

7 Fill my heart with joy
when their grain and new wine abound.


In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.


a. Psalms 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.
b. Psalms 4:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
c. Psalms 4:2 Or seek lies
d. Psalms 4:4 Or In your anger (see Septuagint)

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Victor Yap avatar
All For One, One For All
Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: Ecclesiiastes
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 7
Jonathan Vorce avatar
Jesus Brings Us Peace
Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Jan, 2017
Summary: Jesus wants us to live a quiet and peace-filled life. This sermon addresses that truth and offers practical applications from Scripture to help us help ourselves in this endeavor. It also addresses the concept of the "little ships".
Ian Humphrey avatar
David's Prayer
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: David's Prayer
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 115
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Keys to a Good Night Rest"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Apr, 2015
Summary: David shares key to why he sleeps well.
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 644
Nelson Emeonu avatar
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Aug, 2014
Summary: Prayer is necessary both in secret and in the public places or congregational gathering. When you pray in the secret, you are applying and observing scriptural principle in your life.
Scripture: Psalms 4:3
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,158
Philip Harrelson avatar
Psalm 4 - An Evening Prayer of Trust
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Apr, 2014
Summary: A look at David's ability to trust in the Lord after the attack of his enemies on his reputation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,184
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Mar, 2014
Thomas Swope avatar
Getting Much Sleep Lately?
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Nov, 2013
Summary: A study of Psalm 4 verses 1 through 8
Matthew Kratz avatar
Meditation 101
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Oct, 2013
Summary: 1) The Confidence in Meditation (Psalm 4:1–3), 2) The Calling for Meditation (Psalm 4:4–5), 3) The Confession in Meditation (Psalm 4:6–8)
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 883
Brad Bailey avatar
Developing Our Connection with God
Shared by: Brad Bailey on Mar, 2013
Summary: God's Spirit is connecting with our spirit, and He knows we are distracted and can try to avoid Him.
rob hall avatar
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Shared by: rob hall on Nov, 2012
Summary: things we learn from studying the Psalms
Tom Fuller avatar
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on Oct, 2012
Summary: Are there times in your life when you feel penned in on every side and there is no where to turn for relief? Do you ever cry yourself to sleep only to wake up early? If so, then these psalms are for your comfort and hope.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-6:10
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,216
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Jun, 2012
Summary: We that are saved by the grace of God are forevermore safe and secure, nothing nor any person can change or alter that fact, there is no other place that is as safe as being IN Christ Jesus.
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 783
Norman Lawrence avatar
Being Glad In A Sad World
Shared by: Norman Lawrence on Nov, 2009
Summary: Message dealing with the challenges of maintaining a victorious faith in a world of opposition.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,437
Paul Norwood avatar
"...and sin not."
Shared by: Paul Norwood on Sep, 2011
Summary: Anger, in and of itself, is not a sin. Yet anger can lead to some very serious sins. This sermon was developed to focus on men since many of ladies and teens were on trips..
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-4
Views: 734
Tim White avatar
OK, Lord, I'm Hurt and Angry. Now What?
Shared by: Tim White on Aug, 2011
Summary: We want to heal and respond like Christ when we are offended and hurt, but where do we start? Help from the Psalmist David after his son betrayed him and broke his heart.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,703
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
God and Suffering: The Role of Prayer in Suffering
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan, 2010
Summary: How can prayer help us when we're feeling pain, when we're overwhelmed?
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How to Live a Stress-Free Life
Shared by: c vincent on Oct, 2009
Summary: Looking at how David coped with stress and the importance of trusting God in all things.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,283
Nathan Johnson avatar
The Peace of the Believer
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Sep, 2009
Summary: God is our source of constant peace in a very war torn and ravaged world and we can constantly walk in that peace daily.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,124
Jesse Bennett avatar
Going Home
Shared by: Jesse Bennett on Mar, 2009
Summary: Getting reaquainted and mending relationships
Scripture: Psalms 4:25-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 614
Jason Jones avatar
Theological Pragmatism
Shared by: Jason Jones on Dec, 2008
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 4 regarding the turning of people away from God because of some national tragedy
Series: Psalms
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 979
Chris Jordan avatar
Heroes #8: The World's Greatest Superhero: Jesus!
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2008
Summary: Jesus is the world’s greatest superhero, and God wants us to be heroes, too – to follow in Jesus’ steps and go about doing good and loving people.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 8,044
Dion Frasier avatar
Getting Real With God: A journey through the Psalter: Introduction
Shared by: Dion Frasier on May, 2008
Summary: This was an introductory sermon for a 6 month series trhough the book of Psalms.
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Views: 449
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2008
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 720
Bobby Stults avatar
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Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jun, 2007
Summary: A Father’s Day sermon, but one that applies to all beleivers!
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,909
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An Awesome God
Shared by: Randy Sceroler on Jan, 2007
Summary: Our God is the only awesome Person in this Universe
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 971
David Flowers avatar
Joy - More Than Enough
Shared by: David Flowers on Dec, 2006
Summary: Third and last in series Emotions, this message deals with Joy, with a tie-in to the Thanksgiving holiday. It examines joy as the by-product of a life with certain characteristics.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 4:6-8
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 791
Toby Powers avatar
He Makes Me Glad
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: He makes me glad when I am sad. He’s the dearest friend I ever had!
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:7-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,414
Dean Meadows avatar
How to Dress for Stress
Shared by: Dean Meadows on Sep, 2005
Summary: This is a message on what stress is, the causes of it, how it affects us, and how we should handle it.
based on 56 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8
Denomination: *other
Views: 6,010
David Rogers avatar
The Great Trust Failure
Shared by: David Rogers on Feb, 2005
Summary: A sermon on what it actually is meant when we are told to trust God.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 4:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,381