The Message

Psalm 131

A Pilgrim Song

1God, I’m not trying to rule the roost,
    I don’t want to be king of the mountain.
I haven’t meddled where I have no business
    or fantasized grandiose plans.

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.

Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope.
    Hope now; hope always!

Amplified Bible

Psalm 131

Childlike Trust in the Lord.

A Song of [a]Ascents. Of David.

1Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;
Nor do I involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too difficult for me.

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child [resting] with his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent].

O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 131:1 See Psalm 120 title note.