Psalm 4:8
New International Version
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.

New Living Translation
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.

English Standard Version
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Berean Study Bible
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O 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.

New King James Version
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

New American Standard Bible
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, LORD, have me dwell in safety.

NASB 1995
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.

NASB 1977
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For Thou alone, O LORD, dost make me to dwell in safety.

Amplified Bible
In peace [and with a tranquil heart] I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

Christian Standard Bible
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, make me live in safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, LORD, make me live in safety.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall lie down and sleep, because you, LORD JEHOVAH, make me dwell alone in stillness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will both lie down in peace and sleep: for thou, Lord, only hast caused me to dwell securely.

Contemporary English Version
I can lie down and sleep soundly because you, LORD, will keep me safe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In peace in the selfsame I will sleep, and I will rest: for thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.

English Revised Version
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep: for thou, LORD, alone makest me dwell in safety.

Good News Translation
When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone, O LORD, keep me perfectly safe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O LORD, enable me to live securely.

International Standard Version
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For Thou, LORD, makest me dwell alone in safety.

Literal Standard Version
Together I lie down and sleep in peace, For You, O YHWH, alone, Cause me to dwell in confidence!

NET Bible
I will lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, LORD, make me safe and secure.

New Heart English Bible
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me live 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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Answer Me When I Call!
7You have filled my heart with more joy than when grain and new wine abound. 8I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Cross References
Leviticus 25:18
You are to keep My statutes and carefully observe My judgments, so that you may dwell securely in the land.

Deuteronomy 12:10
When you cross the Jordan and live in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and He gives you rest from all the enemies around you and you dwell securely,

Job 11:19
You will lie down without fear, and many will court your favor.

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

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will dwell securely.


Treasury of Scripture

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.

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 thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety…

for

Leviticus 25:18,19
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety…

Leviticus 26:5
And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

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









(8) Both.--Better, and at once. So the LXX. and Vulg.: "At the very moment." (Comp. Isaiah 42:14.) This, too, is the meaning of "withal," used to render the same Hebrew word in Psalm 141:10.

Thou, Lord, only.--The authority of all the ancient Versions, including the LXX. and Vulg., is for taking the adverb with the predicate, not with the subject as in the Authorised Version: "Thou, Jehovah, makest me to dwell alone in safety." We see from Jeremiah 49:31, Micah 7:14, that isolation from other nations was, in the Hebrew view, a guarantee against danger. This certainly favours the view that the poem is national rather than individual.

For the concluding verses of the psalm Luther had a great affection, and desired Ludvig Teuffel to set them as the words of a requiem for him.

Verse 8. - I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep (comp. Psalm 3:5). His confidence in God enables David to lay himself down calmly and tranquilly to sleep, whatever dangers threaten him. He seeks his couch, and at once (יחדּו) slumber visits him. No anxious thoughts keep him tossing on his bed for hours. For thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. David has a satisfaction in thinking that it is God only who watches over him. All other help would be vain, superfluous. God alone brought Israel through the wilderness (Deuteronomy 32:12); God alone established Israel in Canaan (Psalm 44:2, 3). David feels that he needs no second helper and protector.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will
יַחְדָּו֮ (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

lie down
אֶשְׁכְּבָ֪ה (’eš·kə·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

and sleep
וְאִ֫ישָׁ֥ן (wə·’î·šān)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate

in peace,
בְּשָׁל֣וֹם (bə·šā·lō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

alone,
לְבָדָ֑ד (lə·ḇā·ḏāḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 910: Isolation, separation

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

make me dwell
תּוֹשִׁיבֵֽנִי׃ (tō·wō·šî·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in safety.
לָ֝בֶ֗טַח (lā·ḇe·ṭaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 983: A place of refuge, safety, safely


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