Psalm 131:2
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New International Version
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

New Living Translation
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother's milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.

English Standard Version
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother; I am like a little child.

International Standard Version
Instead, I have composed and quieted myself like a weaned child with its mother; I am like a weaned child.

NET Bible
Indeed I am composed and quiet, like a young child carried by its mother; I am content like the young child I carry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But my soul is humbled like one weaned of his mother, and my soul is like one weaned of me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, I have kept my soul calm and quiet. My soul is content as a weaned child is content in its mother's arms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child with his mother; My soul is with me like a weaned child.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Rather I have quieted myself and caused my soul to become silent, that I might be as a child that is weaned of his mother, as one who is weaned from my own life.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

American King James Version
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

American Standard Version
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child with his mother, Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Surely I have restrained and composed my soul, like a weaned child with its mother: my soul within me is as a weaned child.

English Revised Version
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with his mother, my soul is with me like a weaned child.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself as a child that is weaned by his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

World English Bible
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
131:1-3 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, Mt 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.
Study Bible
I have Stilled My Soul
1A Song of Ascents, of David. 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. 2Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me. 3O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:3
"Truly I tell you," He said, "unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

Psalm 62:1
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.

Isaiah 28:9
"To whom would He teach knowledge, And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast?
Treasury of Scripture

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

quieted

Psalm 42:5,11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? …

Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within …

Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation.

1 Samuel 24:10 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered …

1 Samuel 25:34,33 For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel lives, which has kept …

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning …

2 Samuel 15:25,26 And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: …

2 Samuel 16:11,12 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, …

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning …

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation …

myself Heb. my soul

Luke 21:19 In your patience possess you your souls.

John 14:1,2 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me…

as a child

Matthew 18:3,4 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

Mark 10:15 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

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