Compare Translations for Psalm 131:1

Psalm 131:1 ASV
Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; Neither do I exercise myself in great matters, Or in things too wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 CEB
LORD, my heart isn't proud; my eyes aren't conceited. I don't get involved with things too great or wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 CJB
A song of ascents. By David: ADONAI, my heart isn't proud; I don't set my sight too high, I don't take part in great affairs or in wonders far beyond me.
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Psalm 131:1 RHE
(130-1) <A gradual canticle of David.> Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.
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Psalm 131:1 ESV
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
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Psalm 131:1 GW
O LORD, my heart is not conceited. My eyes do not look down on others. I am not involved in things too big or too difficult for me.
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Psalm 131:1 GNT
Lord, I have given up my pride and turned away from my arrogance. I am not concerned with great matters or with subjects too difficult for me.
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Psalm 131:1 CSB
Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I do not get involved with things too great or too difficult for me.
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Psalm 131:1 KJV
LORD, my heart is not haughty , nor mine eyes lofty : neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
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Psalm 131:1 LEB
My heart is not haughty nor my eyes {arrogant}. And I do not {concern myself} with things too great and difficult for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NAS
O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty ; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NCV
Lord, my heart is not proud; I don't look down on others. I don't do great things, and I can't do miracles.
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Psalm 131:1 NIRV
Lord, my heart isn't proud. My eyes aren't proud either. I don't concern myself with important matters. I don't concern myself with things that are too wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NIV
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NKJV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Lord, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NLT
A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. A psalm of David. LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don't concern myself with matters too great or awesome for me.
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Psalm 131:1 NRS
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
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Psalm 131:1 RSV
A Song of Ascents. Of David. O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
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Psalm 131:1 DBY
{A Song of degrees. Of David.} Jehovah, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in great matters, and in things too wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 MSG
God, I'm not trying to rule the roost, I don't want to be king of the mountain. I haven't meddled where I have no business or fantasized grandiose plans.
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Psalm 131:1 WBT
A Song of degrees of David. LORD, my heart [is] not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
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Psalm 131:1 TNIV
My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
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Psalm 131:1 WYC
The song of degrees to David. Lord, mine heart is not enhanced; neither mine eyes be raised. Neither I went in great things; neither in marvels above me. (The song of degrees for David. Lord, my heart is not exalted, or puffed up; nor be my eyes raised up. And I do not concern myself with great things; nor with marvellous things that be so high above me.)
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Psalm 131:1 YLT
A Song of the Ascents, by David. Jehovah, my heart hath not been haughty, Nor have mine eyes been high, Nor have I walked in great things, And in things too wonderful for me.
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Psalms 131 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 131

The psalmist's humility. Believers encouraged to trust in God.

- The psalmist aimed at nothing high or great, but to be content in every condition God allotted. Humble saints cannot think so well of themselves as others think of them. The love of God reigning in the heart, will subdue self-love. Where there is a proud heart, there is commonly a proud look. To know God and our duty, is learning sufficiently high for us. It is our wisdom not to meddle with that which does not belong to us. He was well reconciled to every condition the Lord placed him in. He had been as humble as a little child about the age of weaning, and as far from aiming at high things; as entirely at God's disposal, as the child at the disposal of the mother or nurse. We must become as little children, ( Matthew 18:3 ) . Our hearts are desirous of worldly things, cry for them, and are fond of them; but, by the grace of God, a soul that is made holy, is weaned from these things. The child is cross and fretful while in the weaning; but in a day or two it cares no longer for milk, and it can bear stronger food. Thus does a converted soul quiet itself under the loss of what it loved, and disappointments in what it hoped for, and is easy whatever happens. When our condition is not to our mind, we must bring our mind to our condition; then we are easy to ourselves and all about us; then our souls are as a weaned child. And thus the psalmist recommends confidence in God, to all the Israel of God, from his own experience. It is good to hope, and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord under every trial.

Psalms 131 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 131

Psalms 131:1-3 . This Psalm, while expressive of David's pious feelings on assuming the royal office, teaches the humble, submissive temper of a true child of God.

1. eyes lofty--a sign of pride ( Psalms 18:27 ).
exercise myself--literally, "walk in," of "meddle with."

2. Surely, &c.--The form is that of an oath or strongest assertion. Submission is denoted by the figure of a weaned child. As the child weaned by his mother from the breast, so I still the motions of pride in me ( Matthew 18:3 Matthew 18:4 , Isaiah 11:8 , 28:9 ). Hebrew children were often not weaned till three years old.
soul--may be taken for desire, which gives a more definite sense, though one included in the idea conveyed by the usual meaning, myself.