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Realize that[a] the Lord shows the godly special favor;[b]
the Lord responds[c] when I cry out to him.

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  1. Psalm 4:3 tn Heb “and know that.”
  2. Psalm 4:3 tn Heb “that the Lord sets apart a faithful one for himself.” The psalmist states a general principle, though the singular form and the parallel line indicate he has himself in mind as the representative godly person. A חָסִיד (khasid; here translated as “the godly”) is one who does what is right in God’s eyes and remains faithful to God (see Pss 12:1; 18:25; 31:23; 37:28; 86:2; 97:10).
  3. Psalm 4:3 tn Heb “hears.”