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Psalm 4:8 ASV
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 BBE
I will take my rest on my bed in peace, because you only, Lord, keep me safe.
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Psalm 4:8 CEB
I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 CJB
I will lie down and sleep in peace; for, ADONAI, you alone make me live securely.
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Psalm 4:8 RHE
(4-9) In peace in the self same I will sleep, and I will rest: (4-10) For thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.
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Psalm 4:8 ESV
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 GW
I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O LORD, enable me to live securely.
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Psalm 4:8 GNT
When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.
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Psalm 4:8 HNV
In shalom I will both lay myself down and sleep, For you, the LORD alone, make me live in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 CSB
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 KJV
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep : for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 LEB
In peace I will lie down and sleep {at once}, for you alone, O Yahweh, make me dwell safely.
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Psalm 4:8 NAS
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD , make me to dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 NCV
I go to bed and sleep in peace, because, Lord, only you keep me safe. For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David.
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Psalm 4:8 NIRV
I will lie down and sleep in peace. Lord, you alone keep me safe.
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Psalm 4:8 NIV
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 NKJV
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 NLT
I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
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Psalm 4:8 NRS
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 RSV
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for thou alone, O LORD, makest me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 DBY
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 MSG
At day's end I'm ready for sound sleep, For you, God, have put my life back together.
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Psalm 4:8 WBT
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou only, LORD, makest me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 TMB
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for Thou LORD only, makest me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 TNIV
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 WEB
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, For you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety.
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Psalm 4:8 WYC
In peace in the same thing; I shall sleep, and take rest. For thou, Lord; hast set me singularly in hope/hast set me only in hope. (And so I shall lie down in peace; and sleep. For thou alone, Lord, hast given me hope/hast made me safe.)
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Psalm 4:8 YLT
In peace together I lie down and sleep, For Thou, O Jehovah, alone, In confidence dost cause me to dwell!
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Psalms 4 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 4

The children of men proved, and the happiness of godly people. (1-5) God's favour is happiness. (6-8)

Verses 1-5 Hear me for thy mercy-sake, is our best plea. He who will not ask such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life, must perish for the want of them. Alas! that so many should make so fearful a choice. The psalmist warns against sin. Keep up holy reverence of the glory and majesty of God. You have a great deal to say to your hearts, they may be spoken with, let it not be unsaid. Examine them by serious self-reflection; let your thoughts fasten upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Consider your ways, and before you turn to sleep at night, examine your consciences with respect to what you have done in the day; particularly what you have done amiss, that you may repent of it. when you awake in the night, meditate upon God, and the things that belong to your peace. Upon a sick-bed, particularly, we should consider our ways. Be still. when you have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence must be pan answer. Open not the mouth to excuse sin. All confidence only: therefore, after commanding the sacrifices of righteousness, the psalmist says, Put your trust in the Lord.

Verses 6-8 Wordly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good meat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what are all these worth? Any good will serve the turn of most men, but a gracious soul will not be put off so. Lord, let us have thy favour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; let us be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfied with it. Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it. When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart. Thus comforted, he pitied, but neither envied nor feared the most prosperous sinner. He commits all his affairs to God, and is prepared to welcome his holy will. But salvation is in Christ alone; where will those appear who despise him as their Mediator, and revile him in his disciples? May they stand in awe, and no longer sin against the only remedy.

Psalms 4 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 4

Psalms 4:1-8 . On Neginoth, that is, stringed instruments, as the kind of musical accompaniment. On other parts of title, The historical occasion was probably the same as that of relief, admonishes his enemies of the vanity of attacking God's servant, exhorts them to repentance, and avows his confidence and peace in God's favor.

1. Hear--as in Psalms 3:4 .
God of my righteousness--or, "my righteous God, as my holy hill" ( Psalms 2:6 ), who will act towards me on righteous principles.
thou hast enlarged--expresses relief afforded in opposition to "distress," which is expressed by a word denoting straits or pressure. Past favor is a ground of hope for the future.

2. sons of men--men of note or prominence (compare 2 Chronicles 21:9 ).
turn my glory--or, "royal dignity."
into shame--or, "reproach."
vanity--a foolish and hopeless enterprise ( Psalms 2:1 ).
leasing--a lie.

3. godly--an object as well as subject of divine favor (compare Psalms 105:14 Psalms 105:15 ).

4. Stand in awe--( Ephesians 4:26 ), from Septuagint, "be angry." Both clauses are qualified by "not."

5. Not only repent, but manifest penitence by sacrifices or righteousness or righteous sacrifices, &c.

6, 7. Contrast true with vain confidence.
light of thy countenance upon us--figure for favor ( Numbers 6:26 , Psalms 44:3 , 81:16 ).

7. corn and wine--literally, "new corn and wine."
increased--an abundant harvest giving great joy ( Isaiah 9:3 ).

8. both lay me down, &c.--or, will lie down at once, and sleep in sure confidence and quiet repose ( Psalms 3:5 ).