Psalm 112:7
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New International Version
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

New Living Translation
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.

English Standard Version
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

King James Bible
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the LORD.

International Standard Version
He need not fear a bad report, for his heart is unshaken, since he trusts in the LORD.

NET Bible
He does not fear bad news. He is confident; he trusts in the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will not be afraid of an evil report, for his heart is established trusting upon God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is not afraid of bad news. His heart remains secure, full of confidence in the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mem He shall not be afraid of evil rumours; Nun his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

American King James Version
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

American Standard Version
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just shall be in everlasting remembrance: he shall not hear the evil hearing. His heart is ready to hope in the Lord:

Darby Bible Translation
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed confiding in Jehovah;

English Revised Version
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

World English Bible
He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Of an evil report he is not afraid, Prepared is His heart, confident in Jehovah.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

112:1-10 The blessedness of the righteous. - We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children's children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world's possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord's example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - He shall not be afraid of evil tidings. Confident in God's goodness to wards him, he will not anticipate misfortunes. They may come, as even the best man is not exempt from them; but he will not meet them half-way. His heart is fixed; i.e. firmly established (see ver. 8) - settled on a sure basis - trusting in the Lord - the one basis that is solid and immovable.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings,.... Either respecting things temporal; the death of friends, loss of substance, public calamities, wars and rumours of wars, commotions, confusions, convulsions, and revolutions in states, kingdoms, and nations, Psalm 46:1 or things spiritual; such as are brought to him by Satan; that he is an hypocrite, and the root of the matter is not in him; for he knows him to be a liar, and the father of lies; or by his own unbelieving heart: or what will befall the churches of Christ, and the interest of religion, in the latter day; as that the outward court shall be given to the Gentiles; that the witnesses shall be slain, and an hour of temptation shall come upon all the earth; and such a time of tribulation as has not yet been; for he knows that the saints, will be kept in it, and carried through it, and glorious times will follow. Or, "he shall not be afraid of an evil hearing" (p); of an ill report raised of himself; for he knows he must go through good report and bad report; and especially when it is a false one, and for the sake of truth and righteousness, it gives him no uneasiness: nor is he afraid of hearing the report of the law, which in some sense may be called an evil hearing or report, in opposition to the hearing of faith, or the good report of the Gospel; he is not afraid of it, when it curses, those that are under it, seeing he is redeemed by Christ from the curse of it; and therefore is not afraid of its menaces and threatenings, its curse and condemnation: nor is a good man afraid of or terrified at the tidings of death; nor will he be dismayed when the last trumpet sounds, and the dead are raised; when the heavens shall melt away with a great noise; when all shall be summoned to the judgment seat, and the wicked will hear, "Go ye cursed", he will be under no fears of hearing such a sentence.

His heart is fixed; on the love of God, and is rooted and grounded in it; and is firmly persuaded of his interest in it, and that nothing can separate him from it: it is fixed on Christ the foundation; his faith is fixed and settled in him, and so are his affections; and nothing can separate from his love to him, Romans 8:35. Or his heart is prepared (q); to meet the Lord in the way of his judgments: he expects tidings of evil things, and that he shall receive evil things, as well as good, at the hands of the Lord; and therefore is not afraid of them, or surprised at them when they come; as well as his heart is prepared by the Lord to serve him, and is ready to every good work.

Trusting in the Lord; in his covenant God and Father, who will never leave him nor forsake him; in his grace, which is sufficient for him in the worst of times; and who will supply all his wants: in his strength, to enable him to do his duty; to bear up under trials and exercises, and to do and suffer his will and pleasure; and in his power, to protect and preserve him, and keep him unto salvation; and in his faithfulness, to perform his promises, trusting in him for things temporal, spiritual, and eternal. The Targum is,

"trusting in the Word of the Lord;''

in Christ, the essential Word; looking to him as the author and finisher of faith; leaning upon him, laying the whole stress of his salvation on him; trusting in his person for acceptance, in his righteousness for justification, in his blood for pardon and cleansing, in his sacrifice for atonement, in his fulness for supply, and in his strength and power for assistance and protection; all which give him peace, and secure him from fear of evil tidings; see Isaiah 26:3.

(p) "ab auditione mala", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus. (q) "paratum cor ejus", V. L. Gejerus.



Psalm 112:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Blessed is He who Fears the Lord
6For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. 7He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.…
Cross References
Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 56:4
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 57:7
My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

Psalm 108:1
A song. A psalm of David. My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

Proverbs 1:33
but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
Treasury of Scripture

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

shall not

Psalm 27:1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 56:3,4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you…

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet …

Proverbs 3:25,26 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, …

Luke 21:9,19 But when you shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: …

heart

Psalm 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

trusting

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before …

Psalm 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; …

Psalm 118:8,9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man…

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

Acts 27:25 Why, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be …

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