Compare Translations for Psalm 131:2

Psalm 131:2 ASV
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 BBE
See, I have made my soul calm and quiet, like a child on its mother's breast; my soul is like a child on its mother's breast.
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Psalm 131:2 CEB
No. But I have calmed and quieted myself like a weaned child on its mother; I'm like the weaned child on me.
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Psalm 131:2 CJB
No, I keep myself calm and quiet, like a little child on its mother's lap -I keep myself like a little child.
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Psalm 131:2 RHE
(130-2) If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul.
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Psalm 131:2 ESV
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 GW
Instead, I have kept my soul calm and quiet. My soul is content as a weaned child is content in its mother's arms.
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Psalm 131:2 GNT
Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother's arms, so my heart is quiet within me.
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Psalm 131:2 HNV
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 CSB
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother; I am like a little child.
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Psalm 131:2 KJV
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child .
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Psalm 131:2 LEB
Rather I have soothed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother, like the weaned child [is] my soul with me.
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Psalm 131:2 NAS
Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
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Psalm 131:2 NCV
But I am calm and quiet, like a baby with its mother. I am at peace, like a baby with its mother.
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Psalm 131:2 NIRV
I have made myself calm and content like a young child in its mother's arms. Deep down inside me, I am as content as a young child.
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Psalm 131:2 NIV
But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 NKJV
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 NLT
But I have stilled and quieted myself, just as a small child is quiet with its mother. Yes, like a small child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 NRS
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
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Psalm 131:2 RSV
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother's breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.
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Psalm 131:2 DBY
Surely I have restrained and composed my soul, like a weaned child with its mother: my soul within me is as a weaned child.
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Psalm 131:2 MSG
I've kept my feet on the ground, I've cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother's arms, my soul is a baby content.
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Psalm 131:2 WBT
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned by his mother: my soul [is] even as a weaned child.
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Psalm 131:2 TMB
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned from his mother; my soul is even as a weaned child.
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Psalm 131:2 TNIV
But I have calmed myself and quieted my ambitions. I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
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Psalm 131:2 WEB
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
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Psalm 131:2 WYC
If I feeled not meekly; but [I] enhanced my soul. As a child weaned on his mother; so yielding be in my soul. (I went forth humbly; and I did not exalt my soul. Like a weaned child upon his mother; so is the yielding in my soul.)
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Psalm 131:2 YLT
Have I not compared, and kept silent my soul, As a weaned one by its mother? As a weaned one by me [is] my soul.
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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.