The Psalms

Psalm 131

David, professing his humility, 1, 2, exhorts Israel to trust in God, 3.

1 [A Song of Degrees of David.]

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty,/
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,/
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself/
as a child who is weaned by his mother./
My soul is even as a weaned child.

Let Israel hope in the LORD/
from now on and forever.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 131[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

David, having it as his object in this Psalm to encourage the people to fight strenuously under his banner, and to exhort and excite the godly to acknowledge him as entitled to their obedience, declares that he had always submitted himself to the guidance of God, and had done nothing without his call and commission.