Psalm 10:6
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New International Version
He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me." He swears, "No one will ever do me harm."

New Living Translation
They think, "Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!"

English Standard Version
He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”

New American Standard Bible
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."

King James Bible
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He says to himself, "I will never be moved-- from generation to generation without calamity."

International Standard Version
They say to themselves, "We will not be moved throughout all time, and we will not experience adversity."

NET Bible
He says to himself, "I will never be upended, because I experience no calamity."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has said in his heart, “I shall not move for a generation of generations”; he thinks upon evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He says to himself, "Nothing can shake me. I'll never face any trouble."

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved, for I shall never be in adversity.

King James 2000 Bible
He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

American King James Version
He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

American Standard Version
He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; To all generations I shall not be in adversity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath said in his heart: I shall not be moved from generation to generation, and shall be without evil.

Darby Bible Translation
He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; from generation to generation I shall be in no adversity.

English Revised Version
He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved: to all generations I shall not be in adversity.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

World English Bible
He says in his heart, "I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble."

Young's Literal Translation
He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-11 God's withdrawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved (comp. Psalm 30:6). The idea of continuance is instinctive in the human mind. "The thing that has been, it is that which shall be" (Ecclesiastes 1:9). We expect the sun to rise each day, solely because in the past it has always risen (see Butler's 'Analogy,' part 1. ch. 1.). The wicked man, who has always prospered, expects to prosper in the future; he has no anticipation of coming change; he supposes that his "house will continue for ever, and his dwelling-place to all generations' (Psalm 49:11); he thinks that "to-morrow will be as to-day, and much more abundant" (Isaiah 56:12). For I shall never be in adversity; rather, unto generation and generation, I am he who will be exempt from calamity. The wicked man has no thought of dying - he will be prosperous, he thinks, age after age.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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, ;

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" (d): 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 , 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 Psalm 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.

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



Psalm 10:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why Do You Stand Far Off?
5His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them. 6He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity." 7His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:7
Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, 'I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.'

Psalm 30:6
When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."

Psalm 49:11
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.

Psalm 49:18
Though while they live they count themselves blessed-- and people praise you when you prosper--

Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

Ecclesiastes 8:11
When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong.

Isaiah 56:12
"Come," each one cries, "let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."
Treasury of Scripture

He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

said

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird …

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, …

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

not

Psalm 15:5 He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against …

Psalm 30:6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore …

Isaiah 47:7 And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay …

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves …

Nahum 1:10 For while they be entwined together as thorns, and while they are …

Matthew 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

never. Heb. unto generation and generation

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