Psalm 4

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Psalm 4 is the 4th psalm from the Book of Psalms. Its authorship is traditionally assigned to king David. The psalm's text is a reflection of David speaking to all sinners while addressing himself to Absalom. The message in the psalm is that the victories of sinners are only temporary and meaningless, and that only repentance can bring true happiness.[1] It is a request to God for deliverance from past distresses.[2]



  1. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 6
  2. ^ The Psalms: translated and explained By Joseph Addison Alexander, Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg, page 26
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 295
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 79