Psalms 131:1

NET ©

A song of ascents, by David. O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor do I have a haughty look. I do not have great aspirations, or concern myself with things that are beyond me.

NIV ©

A song of ascents. Of David. My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.

NASB ©

<<A 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.

NLT ©

<<A song for the ascent to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.>> LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or awesome for me.

MSG ©

GOD, 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.

BBE ©

<A Song of the going up. Of David.> Lord, there is no pride in my heart and my eyes are not lifted up; and I have not taken part in great undertakings, or in things over-hard for me.

NRSV ©

O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

NKJV ©

<<A Song of Ascents. Of David.>> LORD, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.

KJV
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NET © Notes

sn Psalm 131. The psalmist affirms his humble dependence on the Lord and urges Israel to place its trust in God.

sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.

tn Heb “and my eyes are not lifted up.”

tn Heb “I do not walk in great things, and in things too marvelous for me.”