New International Version
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
King James Bible
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Darby Bible Translation
when thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid, but thou shalt lie down and thy sleep shall be sweet.
World English Bible
When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.
Young's Literal Translation
If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When thou liest down - In these verses (Proverbs 3:23-26) the wise man describes the confidence, security, and safety, which proceed from a consciousness of innocence. Most people are afraid of sleep, lest they should never awake, because they feel they are not prepared to appear before God. They are neither innocent nor pardoned. True believers know that God is their keeper night and day; they have strong confidence in him that he will be their director and not suffer them to take any false step in life, Proverbs 3:23. They go to rest in perfect confidence that God will watch over them; hence their sleep, being undisturbed with foreboding and evil dreams, is sweet and refreshing, Proverbs 3:24. They are not apprehensive of any sudden destruction, because they know that all things are under the control of God; and they are satisfied that if sudden destruction should fall upon their wicked neighbor, yet God knows well how to preserve them, Proverbs 3:25. And all this naturally flows from the Lord being their confidence, Proverbs 3:26.
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The Tenth Commandment
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.
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