Psalm 4:5
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New International Version
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.

New Living Translation
Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the LORD.

English Standard Version
Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.

King James Bible
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.

International Standard Version
Offer sacrifices that are righteous, and put your confidence in the LORD.

NET Bible
Offer the prescribed sacrifices and trust in the LORD!

New Heart English Bible
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and hope in Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness by trusting the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
            And trust in the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

American King James Version
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

American Standard Version
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Offer up the sacrifice of justice, and trust in the Lord: many say, Who sheweth us good things?

Darby Bible Translation
Offer sacrifices of righteousness, and confide in Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

World English Bible
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Put your trust in Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Sacrifice ye sacrifices of righteousness, And trust ye unto Jehovah.
Study Bible
Answer Me When I Call!
4Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD. 6Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:19
"They will call peoples to the mountain; There they will offer righteous sacrifices; For they will draw out the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand."

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Psalm 51:19
Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Malachi 3:3
"He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

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Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:

Psalm 51:19 Then shall you be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with …

Deuteronomy 33:19 They shall call the people to the mountain; there they shall offer …

2 Samuel 15:12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, …

Isaiah 1:11-18 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; …

Malachi 1:8,11-14 And if you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if …

Matthew 5:23,23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember …

Hebrews 13:15,16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

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Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and …

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before …

Psalm 34:11,12 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD…

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

1 Peter 4:19 Why let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the …

(5) Sacrifices of righteousness.--Comp. Psalm 51:18-19; Deuteronomy 33:19. The context in both places directs to the translation "right" or "due" sacrifices, i.e., sacrifices duly and religiously performed.

Verse 5. - Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Sacrifices of victims are scarcely meant; certainly not, if the time of the composition is that of David's exile, since victims could be offered nowhere but at Jerusalem. We may suppose a reference to those sacrifices which are most truly "sacrifices of righteousness," vie. "a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart," which God "will not despise" (Psalm 51:17). And put your trust in the Lord. Sacrifice without faith is vain. Even "sacrifices of righteousness," to be of any service, must be accompanied by trust in the Lord. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,.... Offer for sacrifice things righteously gotten, for the Lord hates robbery for burnt offering, Isaiah 61:8. Some respect may be had to the unrighteous acquisitions of Absalom and his men, and who were now in possession of Jerusalem, and of the altars of the Lord, and were sacrificing on them; in which they gloried; and to which this may be opposed. Likewise sacrifices of righteousness are such as were according to the law, and were offered in a right manner; which were not maimed, nor had any blemish in them; see Malachi 1:13; and particularly such as were offered up in the faith of the great sacrifice, Christ; for, without faith, it is impossible to please God by any sacrifice. And this sense is confirmed by the following clause, which requires trust in the Lord. Moreover, righteousness, with the Jews, signifies alms, beneficence, showing mercy to the indigent; and acts of liberality are sacrifices, with which God is well pleased; and which are preferred by him to the sacrifices of the ceremonial law, Hebrews 13:16. The sacrifices also of a broken heart, and of a contrite spirit, are such as God esteems of; he looks to those that have them, and dwells with them. And to this sense the Chaldee paraphrase inclines, in which the words are thus paraphrased;

"subdue your corruptions, and it shall be reckoned to you as a sacrifice of righteousness?''

and why may not the sacrifice of praise for mercies received, especially for the righteousness of Christ, be at least included, if not principally designed; since these are sacrifices which, under the ceremonial law, were more pleasing to God than others; and are always acceptable to him through Jesus Christ our Lord? Agreeably to this, Aben Ezra thinks the peace offerings are intended, which were in a way of thanksgiving; and are opposed to sin offerings, and trespass offerings, and burnt offerings; from the last of which sacrifices of righteousness are distinguished in Psalm 51:19;

and put your trust in the Lord: not in your strength, in horses and chariots, and numbers of men; nor in wise counsels, nor in riches, nor in fleshly privileges, nor in works of righteousness, or sacrifices of righteousness: for though they are to be performed, they are not to be trusted in; nor in your own hearts. And while the psalmist is striking at the false confidence of the sons of men he is addressing, he may at the same time be thought to be encouraging those that were with him to trust in the Lord, Jehovah, the Son of God, before spoken of by him as the object of trust, Psalm 2:12; to trust in his person for the acceptance of their persons and sacrifices of righteousness; and in his righteousness for justification; in his blood for pardon; in his sacrifice for expiation of sin; in his fulness for daily supplies; and in his power for protection and safety. And it is right to trust in him at all times; in times of affliction, temptation, and desertion: he is always the same; in him is everlasting strength; he has an heart as well as an ability to help and succour, and none ever trusted in him and were confounded. Such have peace and safety, and can want no good thing. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

Provided that the rebels had obeyed the voice of the last verse, they would now be crying, - "What shall we do to be saved?" And in the present verse, they are pointed to the sacrifice, and exhorted to trust in the Lord. When the Jew offered sacrifice righteously, that is, in a spiritual manner, he thereby set forth the Redeemer, the great sin-atoning Lamb; there is, therefore, the full gospel in this exhortation of the Psalmist. O sinners, flee ye to the sacrifices of Calvary, and there put your whole confidence and trust, for he who died for men is the Lord Jehovah. 5. Not only repent, but manifest penitence by sacrifices or righteousness or righteous sacrifices, etc.4:1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who will not ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! that so many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warns against sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may be spoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by serious self-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before you turn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect to what you have done in the day; particularly what you have done amiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night, meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace. Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Be still. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding the sacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trust in the Lord.
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