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!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 131

Psalm 131

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. A psalm of David.

Lord, my heart isn’t proud.
    My eyes aren’t proud either.
I don’t concern myself with important matters.
    I don’t concern myself with things that are too wonderful for me.
I have made myself calm and content
    like a young child in its mother’s arms.
    Deep down inside me, I am as content as a young child.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord
    both now and forever.