Psalm 4:8
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New International Version
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep - Most men lie down, and most sleep, daily, for without rest and steep life could not be preserved; but alas! how few lie down in peace! peace with their own consciences, and peace with God! David had then two great blessings, rest by sleep, and peace in his soul. He had a happy soul; and when he lay down on his bed, his body soon enjoyed its repose, as the conscience was in peace. And he had a third blessing, a confidence that he should sleep in safety. And it was so. No fearful dreams disturbed his repose, for he had a mind tranquillized by the peace of God. As to his body, that enjoyed its due rest, for he had not overloaded nature either with dainties or superfluities. Reader, are not many of thy sleepless hours to be attributed to thy disordered soul - to a sense of guilt on thy conscience, or to a fear of death and hell?

Pray incessantly till thou get the light of God's countenance, till his Spirit bear witness with thine that thou art a child of God. Then thy repose will do thee good: and even in thy sleep thy happy soul will be getting forward to heaven.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will

Psalm 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Job 11:18,19 And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety...

Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.

1 Thessalonians 4:13,14 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not...

1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

for

Leviticus 25:18,19 Why you shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety...

Leviticus 26:5 And your threshing shall reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time: and you shall eat your bread to the full...

Deuteronomy 12:10 But when you go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God gives you to inherit...

Deuteronomy 33:27-29 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you...

Ezekiel 34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land...

Hosea 2:18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven...

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

Library
Out of the Deep of Death.
My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death has fallen upon me.--Ps. iv. 4. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart.--Ps. lxiii. 25. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.--Ps. xxiii. 4. Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.--Ps. cxvi. 8. What will become of us after we die? What will the next world be like? What is heaven like? Shall I be able
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

How we must Stand and Speak, in Everything that we Desire
"My Son, speak thou thus in every matter, 'Lord, if it please Thee, let this come to pass. Lord, if this shall be for Thine honour, let it be done in Thy Name. Lord, if thou see it good for me, and approve it as useful, then grant me to use it for Thy honour. But if thou knowest that it shall be hurtful unto me, and not profitable for the health of my soul, take the desire away from me'! For not every desire is from the Holy Ghost, although it appear to a man right and good. It is difficult
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Fifth Sunday after Trinity Exhortation to the Fruits of Faith.
Text: 1 Peter 3, 8-15. 8 Finally, be ye all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tender-hearted, humble-minded: 9 not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For, He that would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no guile: 11 And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Cross References
Leviticus 25:18
"'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.

Deuteronomy 12:10
But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety.

Job 11:19
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.

Psalm 3:5
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

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