The Cry of the Many, and the Prayer of the Few
Psalm 4:6
There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.

I. THE CRY OF THE MANY. Humanity is little changed in its characteristics from what it was in David's days.

1. This is the cry of destitution.

2. Of bitter disappointment.

3. Of sensuousness.

4. Of recklessness.

5. Of despair.


1. It is directed to the proper source.

2. It supplicates the highest blessing. Show us Thy favour. Regard us with approval and complacency. Let us know ourselves the objects of Thy love.

(C. M. Merry.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

WEB: Many say, "Who will show us any good?" Yahweh, let the light of your face shine on us.

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