Psalms 4:8

“I will both lay mee downe in peace, and sleepe: for thou Lord only makest me dwell in safetie.”

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Other Translations

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
- King James Version

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 5 For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will take my rest on my bed in peace, because you only, Lord, keep me safe.
- Basic English Bible

In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.
- Darby Bible

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou only, LORD, makest me dwell in safety.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

In peace together I lie down and sleep, For Thou, O Jehovah, alone, In confidence dost cause me to dwell!
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:9) In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for Thou, LORD, makest me dwell alone in safety.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 4:8


4:8 In peace - In tranquility of mind, resting securely upon God's promises.


Discussion for Psalms 4

  • Abimbola
    personally it is a psalm that open your heart to submission to God . when he said answer me when I call to you , this is a point when you have tried all and nothing seem working in a solemly voice that came out ,. there is Another verse that many people asking who wil show us better times at a point when you have been written off that nothing good wil come out of psm 4 is a really powerfull pslm
  • Michael
    "Thou hast put gladness in my heart." Knowing the origin of gladness is thrilling and rewarding.
  • IDA
    EACH NIGHT I TRY TO READ OR RECITE THIS PSALM .IT HSVE BEEN S GREAT COMFORT TO ,TO ASK GOD TO HEAR ME IS JUST AWSOME, I LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL.
  • Brianna vs. 4
    Another translation: Be agitated, but do not sin.Have your say in your heart, upon your bed, and keep silent

    So, it is a reminder that there are times to be upset or agitated. These are not bad feelings in themselves. However, we need to exercise self control. We can be angry, but we are warned to not sin. Don't turn that anger into violence. Vs. 5 tells us to trust in God to make things right.
  • Njy
    Inside my dark closet with the little light from the tablet, I strongly believe the invisible and ALL KNOWING GOD is with me and He hears my voice.
  • Dianne Holle
    We can't have verse 8 without accomplishing the Scriptures before it.

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