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Psalm 4:1-2 The Passion Translation (TPT)

An Evening Prayer for Help

For the Pure and Shining One[a]
For the end,[b] a melody by King David
God, you are my righteousness, my champion defender.
Answer me when I cry for help!
Whenever I was in distress, you enlarged me.[c]
I’m being squeezed again—I need your kindness right away!
Grant me your grace, hear my prayer, and set me free!
Listen to me, you elite among men:
How long will you defame my honor[d]
and drag it down into shame?
Will you ever stop insulting me?
How long will you set your heart on shadows,
chasing your lies and delusions?
Pause in his presence


  1. Psalm 4:1 The Hebrew word used here, found in the inscription of fifty-four Psalms, is usually rendered as “choirmaster” or “chief director of music.” It is taken from the root word for “shining” or “brilliant” (i.e., purity, holiness). Another way to translate “choirmaster” is “the shining one” or “the one who glitters from afar.” Jesus Christ is the chief musician of all eternity who sings in the midst of his people (Heb. 2:12).
  2. Psalm 4:1 As translated from the Septuagint. The Hebrew is “stringed instruments” or “smiting.”
  3. Psalm 4:1 Or “You created room for me.”
  4. Psalm 4:2 Or “my glorious one.”
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