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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 131

Introduction

1David, professing his humility,
3exhorts Israel to trust in God.

Verse 1

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
(Title
&) A Song of degrees. Some think that this Psalm was composed by David when accused by Saul and his courtiers that he affected the crown; though others refer it to the time of the captivity; and consider it as containing a fair account of the manner in which the captives behaved themselves.
122:1; 124:1; 133:1; *titles
my heart
Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 17:20; 1 Samuel 16:13,18,22; 17:15,28,29; 18:23; Matthew 11:29; Acts 20:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:6,7,10
neither
78:70-72; Jeremiah 17:16; 45:5; Amos 7:14,15; Romans 12:16
exercise
Heb. walk. high for me. Heb. wonderful for me.
139:6; Job 42:3; Romans 11:33
Reciprocal: Esther 6:12 - came again; Psalm 130:7 - Let Israel; Proverbs 6:17 - A proud look; Proverbs 25:6 - in the presence; Proverbs 30:13 - General; Matthew 18:4 - humble; Mark 10:14 - for; Luke 18:17 - General; 1 Corinthians 14:20 - malice

Verse 2

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
42:5,11; 43:5; 62:1; *marg:; 1 Samuel 24:10; 25:32,33; 30:6; 2 Samuel 15:25,26; 16:11,12; Isaiah 30:15; Lamentations 3:26
myself
Heb. my soul.
Luke 21:19; John 14:1,2
as a child
Matthew 18:3,4; Mark 10:15; 1 Corinthians 14:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 21:8 - and was; Deuteronomy 17:20 - his heart; Esther 6:12 - came again; Isaiah 28:9 - weaned; Mark 10:14 - for; Luke 18:17 - General; Romans 12:16 - Mind; 1 Peter 3:4 - quiet

Verse 3

Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
Let Israel
115:9-11; 130:7; 146:5; Jeremiah 17:7,8
from henceforth
Heb. from now.
115:18; Isaiah 26:4
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Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 131". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-131.html.