Psalm 4:4
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English Standard Version
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

King James Bible
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

American Standard Version
Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be angry, and sin not: the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.

English Revised Version
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 3:6-7) That this God will protect him, His protection during the past night is now a pledge to him in the early morning. It is a violation of the rules of grammar to translate ואישׁנה: I shall go to sleep, or: I am going to sleep. The 1 pers. fut. consec. which is indicated by the ו, is fond of taking an ah of direction, which gives subjective intensity to the idea of sequence: "and thus I then fell asleep," cf. Psalm 7:5; Psalm 119:55, and frequently, Genesis 32:6, and more especially so in the later style, Ezra 9:3; Nehemiah 13:21, vid., Ges. 49, 2, Bttcher, Neue Aehrenlese, No. 412. It is a retrospective glance at the past night. Awaking in health and safety, he feels grateful to Him to whom he owes it: יהוה יסמכני. It is the result of the fact that Jahve supports him, and that God's hand is his pillow.

(Note: Referred to the other David, Psalm 3:6 has become an Easter-morning call, vid., Val. Herberger's Paradies-Blmlein aus dem Lustgarten der Psalmen (Neue Ausg. 1857) S. 25.)

Because this loving, almighty hand is beneath his head (Sol 2:6) he is inaccessible and therefore also devoid of fear. שׁית (שׁוּת) carries its object in itself: to take up one's position, as in Isaiah 22:7, synon. חנה Psalm 28:3 and שׂים 1 Kings 20:12, cf. ἐπιτιθέναι τινί. David does not put a merely possible case. All Israel, that is to say ten thousands, myriads, were gone over to Absolom. Here, at the close of the third strophe, סלה is wanting because the לא אירא (I will not fear) is not uttered in a tone of triumph, but is only a quiet, meek expression of believing confidence. If the instruments struck up boldly and suddenly here, then a cry for help, urged forth by the difficulties that still continually surrounded him, would not be able to follow.

Psalm 4:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Stand

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Psalm 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

Jeremiah 5:22 Fear you not me? said the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence...

sin

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6,17 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil...

Ephesians 4:26 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

commune

Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you...

be still

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Selah

Psalm 3:2,4 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah...

Cross References
Ephesians 4:26
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Psalm 63:6
when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Psalm 77:6
I said, "Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart." Then my spirit made a diligent search:

Psalm 99:1
The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

Psalm 119:11
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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