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

New Living Translation
You can be sure of this: The LORD set apart the godly for himself. The LORD will answer when I call to him.

English Standard Version
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.

Berean Study Bible
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him.

King James Bible
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

New King James Version
But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The LORD will hear when I call to Him.

New American Standard Bible
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly person for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

NASB 1995
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

NASB 1977
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.

Amplified Bible
But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself [and dealt wonderfully with] the godly man [the one of honorable character and moral courage—the one who does right]. The LORD hears and responds when I call to Him.

Christian Standard Bible
Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.

American Standard Version
But know that Jehovah hath set apart for himself him that is godly: Jehovah will hear when I call unto him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Know that LORD JEHOVAH has set apart The Chosen One for himself with wonders; LORD JEHOVAH will hear when I call him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But know ye that the Lord has done wondrous things for his holy one: the Lord will hear me when I cry to him.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has chosen everyone who is faithful to be his very own, and he answers my prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Know ye also that the Lord hath made his holy one wonderful: the Lord will hear me when I shall cry unto him.

English Revised Version
But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

Good News Translation
Remember that the LORD has chosen the righteous for his own, and he hears me when I call to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Know that the LORD singles out godly people for himself. The LORD hears me when I call to him.

International Standard Version
But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!

JPS Tanakh 1917
But know that the LORD hath set apart the godly man as His own; The LORD will hear when I call unto Him.

Literal Standard Version
And know that YHWH Has separated a saintly one to Himself. YHWH hears in my calling to Him.

NET Bible
Realize that the LORD shows the godly special favor; the LORD responds when I cry out to him.

New Heart English Bible
But know that the LORD works wonders for his faithful one; the LORD will hear when I call to him.

World English Bible
But know that Yahweh has set apart for himself him who is godly: Yahweh will hear when I call to him.

Young's Literal Translation
And know ye that Jehovah Hath separated a saintly one to Himself. Jehovah heareth in my calling to Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Answer Me When I Call!
2How long, O men, will my honor be maligned? How long will you love vanity and seek after lies? Selah 3Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him. 4Be angry, yet do not sin; on your bed, search your heart and be still. Selah…

Cross References
Psalm 3:4
To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah

Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Psalm 17:6
I call on You, O God, for You will answer me. Incline Your ear to me; hear my words.

Psalm 27:7
Hear, O LORD, my voice when I call; be merciful and answer me.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to Me My saints, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."


Treasury of Scripture

But know that the LORD has set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call to him.

that the

Exodus 33:16
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: …

for

Titus 2:14
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

the Lord

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalm 55:16,17
As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me…

Psalm 56:9
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.









(3) But know.--It is the privilege of true and heroic natures to rise to a consciousness of their strength and dignity in the hour of peril, and when the victims of unjust persecution. Besides his innate greatness, David has a grandeur and dignity, derived from his deep sense of the covenant between God and His anointed, and his own imperfect but sincere endeavour to act worthily the part of God's vice-regent on earth. His selection by Jehovah is an unanswerable reply to his calumniators, and the surest proof of his own uprightness.

Hath set apart.--That is, has distinguished or honoured. So rightly the LXX. and Vulg. The Hebrew word occurs in Exodus 8:22; Exodus 9:4; Exodus 11:7, of severance between Israel and Egypt. (Comp. Psalm 17:7.)

Godly.--Heb. chasid, properly, graced or gracious, according as it is used of Israel or of the God of Israel. The covenant relationship is more prominent in the word than a moral excellence, though this is presupposed. See Psalm 1:5, where the word appears to be defined. There is a difficulty in the construction: lo (to him) may go either with the verb or the object. By comparison with Psalm 17:7, we take it with the latter. LXX., "his holy one." . . .

Verse 3. - But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself. The best order of the words would be, "Know that the Lord hath set apart for himself the man that is godly." The godly man is not contaminated by the evil doings of those who associate with him, and profess to act in his interest, if he neither authorizes nor condones their conduct. David had protested against Joab's proceedings on one occasion (2 Samuel 3:28), and never at any time pardoned them (1 Kings 2:5, 6). The Lord will hear when I call unto him Although I am disgraced (Ver. 2), resisted, in many ways brought to shame, by you, yet still I am God's servant, set apart to his service, and therefore 1 shall be heard by him. He will hearken to and grant my prayer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Know
וּדְע֗וּ (ū·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has set apart
הִפְלָ֣ה (hip̄·lāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6395: To be separated or distinct

the godly
חָסִ֣יד (ḥā·sîḏ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious

for Himself;
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will hear
יִ֝שְׁמַ֗ע (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

when I call
בְּקָרְאִ֥י (bə·qā·rə·’î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to Him.
אֵלָֽיו׃ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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