Psalms 10:6

6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

Psalms 10:6 in Other Translations

6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
6 He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity."
6 They think, “Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!”
6 They live (they think) a charmed life: "We can't go wrong. This is our lucky year!"
6 He says to himself, "I will never be moved- from generation to generation without calamity."

Psalms 10:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 10:6

He hath said in his heart
To and within himself, he thought in his own mind; for the thought is the word or speech of the mind, (logov endiauetov) ;

I shall not be moved;
from his prosperous and happy condition, abounding: with riches and honours; from his seat of empire, over kings, princes, and the nations of the world; flattering himself that it would never be otherwise with him than it is: even "to generation and generation", I shall not be moved; so the words may be rendered;

for [I shall] never [be] in adversity,
or "in evil" F4: meaning either the evil of sin; so asserting his innocence, wiping himself clean of all iniquity, claiming to himself the title of "holiness" itself, and the character of infallibility; giving out that he is impeccable, and cannot err; when he is not only almost, but altogether, in all evil; and is (o anomov) , the lawless and wicked one, the man of sin, who is nothing but sin itself. The Targum paraphrases the whole thus; "I shall not be moved from generation to generation from doing evil"; and so it is a boast of impiety, and that none can restrain him from it, no one having a superior power over him; see ( Psalms 12:4 ) . Or the evil of affliction, or calamity; wherefore we render it "adversity", so Jarchi and Aben Ezra understand it: the note of the former is,

``evil shall not come upon me in my generation,''

or for ever; and the latter compares it with ( Numbers 11:15 ) ; Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it of long life. It is a vaunt of antichrist, promising himself a continuance of his grandeur, ease, peace, and prosperity; in which he will be wretchedly disappointed. The language and sense are much the same with that of the antichristian Babylon, ( Revelation 18:7 Revelation 18:8 ) .


F4 (erb) "in malo", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Gejerus; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 10:6 In-Context

4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
7 His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Revelation 18:7
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