4:3 Realize that 1 the Lord shows the godly special favor; 2
the Lord responds 3 when I cry out to him.
4:4 Tremble with fear and do not sin! 4
Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways! 5 (Selah)
4:5 Offer the prescribed sacrifices 6
and trust in the Lord! 7
1 tn Heb “and know that.”
2 tn Heb “that the
3 tn Heb “hears.”
4 sn The psalmist warns his enemies that they need to tremble with fear before God and repudiate their sinful ways.
5 tn Heb “say in your heart(s) on your bed(s) and wail/lament.” The verb דֹמּוּ (dommu) is understood as a form of דָמָם (“wail, lament”) in sorrow and repentance. Another option is to take the verb from II דָמָם (damam, “be quiet”); cf. NIV, NRSV “be silent.”
6 tn Or “proper, right.” The phrase also occurs in Deut 33:19 and Ps 51:19.
7 sn Trust in the