You will lie down, with no-one to make you afraid, and many will court your favour.
"You would lie down and none would disturb you, And many would entreat your favor.
You will lie down unafraid, and many will look to you for help.
Expansive, without a care in the world, you'll be hunted out by many for your blessing.
Sleeping with no fear of danger; and men will be desiring to have grace in your eyes;
You will lie down, and no one will make you afraid; many will entreat your favor.
You would also lie down, and no one would make you afraid; Yes , many would court your favor.
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1 tn The clause that reads “and there is no one making you afraid,” is functioning circumstantially here (see 5:4; 10:7).
2 tn Heb “they will stroke your face,” a picture drawn from the domestic scene of a child stroking the face of the parent. The verb is a Piel, meaning “stroke, make soft.” It is used in the Bible of seeking favor from God (supplication); but it may on the human level also mean seeking to sway people by flattery. See further D. R. Ap-Thomas, “Notes on Some Terms Relating to Prayer,” VT 6 (1956): 225-41.