Psalm 3:4
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New International Version
I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

New Living Translation
I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain. Interlude

English Standard Version
I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah

New American Standard Bible
I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.

King James Bible
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I cry aloud to the LORD, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah

International Standard Version
I cry aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Interlude

NET Bible
To the LORD I cried out, and he answered me from his holy hill. (Selah)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I cried to Lord Jehovah with my voice and he answered me from his holy mountain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I call aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. [Selah]

Jubilee Bible 2000
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he answered me out of the mountain of his holiness. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

American King James Version
I cried to the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

American Standard Version
I cry unto Jehovah with my voice, And he answereth me out of his holy hill. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have cried to the Lord with my voice: and he hath heard me from his holy hill.

Darby Bible Translation
With my voice will I call to Jehovah, and he will answer me from the hill of his holiness. Selah.

English Revised Version
I cry unto the LORD with my voice, and he answereth me out of his holy hill. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
I cried to the LORD with my voice, and he heard me from his holy hill. Selah.

World English Bible
I cry to Yahweh with my voice, and he answers me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
My voice is unto Jehovah: I call: And He answereth me from his holy hill, Selah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:4-8 Care and grief do us good, when they engage us to pray to God, as in earnest. David had always found God ready to answer his prayers. Nothing can fix a gulf between the communications of God's grace towards us, and the working of his grace in us; between his favour and our faith. He had always been very safe under the Divine protection. This is applicable to the common mercies of every night, for which we ought to give thanks every morning. Many lie down, and cannot sleep, through pain of body, or anguish of mind, or the continual alarms of fear in the night. But it seems here rather to be meant of the calmness of David's spirit, in the midst of his dangers. The Lord, by his grace and the consolations of his Spirit, made him easy. It is a great mercy, when we are in trouble, to have our minds stayed upon God. Behold the Son of David composing himself to his rest upon the cross, that bed of sorrows; commending his Spirit into the Father's hands in full confidence of a joyful resurrection. Behold this, O Christian: let faith teach thee how to sleep, and how to die; while it assures thee that as sleep is a short death, so death is only a longer sleep; the same God watches over thee, in thy bed and in thy grave. David's faith became triumphant. He began the psalm with complaints of the strength and malice of his enemies; but concludes with rejoicing in the power and grace of his God, and now sees more with him than against him. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; he has power to save, be the danger ever so great. All that have the Lord for their God, are sure of salvation; for he who is their God, is the God of Salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - I cried unto the Lord with my voice; rather, I cry unto the Lord with my voice; i.e. earnestly and constantly (comp. Psalm 77:1; Psalm 142:1). And he heard (rather, hears) me out of his holy hill; or. "the hilt of his holiness" (comp. Psalm 2:6). Though David is in exile at Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17:24), his thoughts revert to Jerusalem, to the holy hill of Zion, and the ark of God, which he has there" set in its place" (2 Samuel 6:17); and he knows that God, who "dwelleth between the cherubim" (1 Samuel 4:4), will hear him, though so far off. Selah (see the comment on ver. 2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I cried unto the Lord with my voice,.... The experience which the psalmist had of being heard in prayer, was what gave great encouragement to his faith, as to his interest in God and salvation by him, when his enemies were so increased about him; for crying here is to be understood of prayer, as it is often used in this book of Psalms: and so the Targum renders it, "I prayed"; and this designs vocal prayer. Sometimes there is a crying in prayer and no voice heard, as it is said of Moses, Exodus 14:15; and was the case of Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:13; but this was with a voice, and a loud one, as in Psalm 55:17; denoting ardour, fervency, and importunity; and such prayer avails much with God. The object addressed in prayer is the Lord, the God of his life, and who was able to save him, and supply all his wants;

and he heard me out of his holy hill; either out of the church, the holy hill of Zion, Psalm 2:6; where David prayed and God granted his presence, and gave an answer to his prayers; or out from the mercy seat and ark, which was a type of the propitiatory, Christ, and which David had brought to his own city, the hill of Zion; or from heaven, the habitation of God's holiness: David was a man of prayer, and he was often heard and answered by God. And this also is true of Christ, he offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to God Hebrews 5:7, that was able to save him; and he was heard by him, yea, the Father always heard him: and God is a God hearing and answering the prayers of his people, sooner or later: sometimes before, sometimes at, and sometimes after their crying to him.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. cried … heard—Such has been my experience. The latter verb denotes a gracious hearing or answering.

out of—or, "from."

his holy hill—Zion (Ps 2:6). His visible earthly residence.

Psalm 3:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Deliver Me, O God!
3But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. 4I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah. 5I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:6
"I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

Psalm 4:1
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.

Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

Psalm 6:8
Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 15:1
A psalm of David. LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

Psalm 20:2
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

Psalm 34:4
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 43:3
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Psalm 77:1
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
Treasury of Scripture

I cried to the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

I cried

Psalm 22:2-5 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night …

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 66:17-19 I cried to him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue…

Psalm 86:3,4 Be merciful to me, O Lord: for I cry to you daily…

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in …

Psalm 116:1-4 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications…

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD…

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with …

Psalm 142:1-3 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did …

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; …

Jeremiah 29:12,13 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

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Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them …

Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD …

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

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