New International Version
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
King James Bible
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; and many shall seek thy favour.
World English Bible
Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. Yes, many shall court your favor.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast rested, And none is causing trembling, And many have entreated thy face;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And thou shalt be secure - Thou shalt not fear any farther evils to disturb thy prosperity, for thou shalt have a well-grounded hope and confidence that thou shalt no more be visited by adversity.
Yea, thou shalt dig - I believe this neither refers to digging his grave, nor to curiously investigating surrounding circumstances; but to the custom of digging for water in the places where they pitched their tents. It was a matter of high importance in Asiatic countries to find good wells of wholesome water; and they were frequently causes of contention among neighboring chiefs, who sometimes stopped them up, and at other times seized them as their own. Through envy of Isaac's prosperity the Philistines stopped up all the wells which Abraham had digged, Genesis 26:12-16. And we find the herdsmen of Gerar contending with Isaac's servants about the wells which the latter had digged; so that they were obliged to abandon two of the chief of them, and remove to a distance in order to dig and find quiet possession. See Genesis 31:17-22. Zophar, in reference to all these sorts of contentions and petty wars about wells and springs, tells Job that in the state of prosperity to which he shall be brought by the good providence of God, he shall dig - find wells of living water; none shall contend with him; and he shall rest in safety, all the neighboring chieftains cultivating friendship with him; see on Job 5:23 (note), Job 5:24 (note); and that this is the meaning of the passage the following verse shows: Thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee. Thou shalt be in perfect security; no enemy shall molest thee, and many shall seek thy friendship.
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make suit unto thee. Heb. intreat thy face
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"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
"'I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid.
This is what the LORD says: "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and those tall Sabeans-- they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, 'Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.'"
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