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

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

English Standard Version
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.

Berean Study Bible
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the LORD sustains me.

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

New King James Version
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.

New American Standard Bible
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.

NASB 1995
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.

NASB 1977
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.

Amplified Bible
I lay down and slept [safely]; I awakened, for the LORD sustains me.

Christian Standard Bible
I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.

American Standard Version
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I laid down and I slept and I was awakened because LORD JEHOVAH kept me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I lay down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord will help me.

Contemporary English Version
I sleep and wake up refreshed because you, LORD, protect me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have slept and taken my rest: and I have risen up, because the Lord hath protected me.

English Revised Version
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustaineth me.

Good News Translation
I lie down and sleep, and all night long the LORD protects me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I lie down and sleep. I wake up again because the LORD continues to support me.

International Standard Version
I lie down and sleep, I wake up, because the LORD sustains me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I lay me down, and I sleep; I awake, for the LORD sustaineth me.

Literal Standard Version
I have lain down, and I sleep, I have awoken, for YHWH sustains me.

NET Bible
I rested and slept; I awoke, for the LORD protects me.

New Heart English Bible
I lay down and slept. I awoke, for the LORD sustains 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Deliver Me, O LORD!
4To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy mountain. Selah 5I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the LORD sustains me. 6I will not fear the myriads set against me on every side.…

Cross References
Leviticus 26:6
And I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to fear. I will rid the land of dangerous animals, and no sword will pass through your land.

Psalm 4:8
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 139:18
If I were to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; and when I awake, I am still with You.

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.


Treasury of Scripture

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

I laid

Psalm 4:8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Leviticus 26:6
And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

the

Psalm 4:8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 66:9
Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.









Verse 5. - I laid me down and slept; literally, as for me, I laid me down, etc. A contrast seems intended between the king and some of his companions. "I, for my part," he says, "confident in God, calmly laid me down and slept; I did not allow the danger which I was in to interfere with my repose at night." Others, probably, were less trustful. I awaked. When morning came, i.e., I awoke, as usual, from quiet and refreshing slumbers. For the Lord sustained me; rather, sustaineth me. Now and always I am sustained by the Almighty.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

lie down
שָׁכַ֗בְתִּי (šā·ḵaḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

and sleep;
וָֽאִ֫ישָׁ֥נָה (wā·’î·šā·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate

I wake again,
הֱקִיצ֑וֹתִי (hĕ·qî·ṣō·w·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

for
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

sustains me.
יִסְמְכֵֽנִי׃ (yis·mə·ḵê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of


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