Why do people lie? (Ps 4:2-4:2)

“How long,

You people,

Shall my honor suffer shame?

How long will you love vain words?

Why do they seek after lies?


David believed that people were lying about him, since he believed that he was falsely accused. Why did they continually try to bring the honor of David down? Why did they love vain words? Why did they seek after lies against David? Once again there is the musical interlude pause of “Selah.”