Psalm 5:1-3 (Hebrew verse numbering) like Psalm 3, speaks of David praying in the morning (Psalm 4 is an evening prayer, before he lies down to sleep). Foes still surround him and challenge his governing and his faith. But, through it all David turns to God. This psalm opens with a focus on Yahweh, David’s King and David’s God. David wrote Psalm 4 to be accompanied by flutes, wind instruments; however, he wrote Psalm 5 to be accompanied by stringed instruments–the evening flutes vs. the morning strings.
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