Psalm 3:5
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New Living Translation
I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.

King James Bible
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Darby Bible Translation
I laid me down and slept; I awaked, for Jehovah sustaineth me.

World English Bible
I laid myself down and slept. I awakened; for Yahweh sustains me.

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have lain down, and I sleep, I have waked, for Jehovah sustaineth me.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:5 Slept - Securely, casting all my cares upon God. Awaked - After a sweet and undisturbed sleep.

Psalm 3:5 Parallel Commentaries

Christ's Kingly Office
Q-26: HOW DOES CHRIST EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF A KING? A: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ's regal office. And he has on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Rev 19:16. Jesus Christ is of mighty renown, he is a king; (1.) he has a kingly title. High and Lofty.' Isa 57:15. (2.) He has his insignia regalia, his ensigns of royalty; corona est insigne
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

The Consolation
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received at the LORD 's hand double for all her sins. T he particulars of the great "mystery of godliness," as enumerated by the Apostle Paul, constitute the grand and inexhaustible theme of the Gospel ministry, "God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Leviticus 26:6
"I will give you peace in the land, and you will be able to sleep with no cause for fear. I will rid the land of wild animals and keep your enemies out of your land.

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.

Psalm 139:18
I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

Proverbs 3:24
You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly.

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