Psalm 4:8
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American Standard Version
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.

King James Bible
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Darby Bible Translation
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.

World English Bible
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety. For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
In peace together I lie down and sleep, For Thou, O Jehovah, alone, In confidence dost cause me to dwell!

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Of the Love of Solitude and Silence
Seek a suitable time for thy meditation, and think frequently of the mercies of God to thee. Leave curious questions. Study such matters as bring thee sorrow for sin rather than amusement. If thou withdraw thyself from trifling conversation and idle goings about, as well as from novelties and gossip, thou shalt find thy time sufficient and apt for good meditation. The greatest saints used to avoid as far as they could the company of men, and chose to live in secret with God. 2. One hath said,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

An Evening Thought. --Ps. Iv.
An Evening Thought.--Ps. iv. While many cry in nature's night Ah! who will show the way to bliss? Lord, lift on us thy saving light; We seek no other guide than this. Gladness Thy sacred presence brings, More than the joyful reaper knows; Or he who treads the grapes and sings While with new wine his vat o'erflows. In peace I lay me down to sleep; Thine arm, O Lord! shall stay my head, Thine Angel spread his tent, and keep His midnight watch around my bed.
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 25:18
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep mine ordinances and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

Deuteronomy 12:10
But when ye go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which Jehovah your God causeth you to inherit, and he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;

Job 11:19
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

Psalm 3:5
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; My flesh also shall dwell in safety.

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