|I will lie down and sleep in peace, |
for you alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
|I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. |
|In peace I will both lie down and sleep, |
For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.
|Psalm 4:8 |
David wrote this psalm as he was about to retire for the night (v. 8). He could not do much about the war around him, but he could do something about the war within him. He did not want to lie in bed and worry, so he committed himself and his situation to the Lord.
Wiersbe, W. W. (1997, c1991). With the word Bible commentary (Ps 4:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson