New American Standard Bible
He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."
King James Bible
He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
Darby Bible Translation
He saith in his heart, I shall not be moved; from generation to generation I shall be in no adversity.
World English Bible
He says in his heart, "I shall not be shaken. For generations I shall have no trouble."
Young's Literal Translation
He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath said in his heart - The phrase, "he hath said," means that this was his deliberate and settled character. What is here described was no sudden thing. It was not the freak of passion; it was a deliberately-formed purpose. The phrase, "in his heart," means that he had purposed this; he had said this to himself in a spirit of self-gratulation and confidence.
I shall not be moved - That is, he was confident in his present condition, and he apprehended no changes. He had formed his plans so wisely, that he believed he had nothing to apprehend; he feared neither sickness nor adversity; he dreaded not the power of his enemies; he feared nothing even from the providence of God; he supposed that he had laid the foundation for permanent prosperity. This feeling of self-confidence and of security is sometimes found, to an extent that cannot be justified, in the hearts of even good people (compare the note at Job 29:18); and it is common among the wicked. See Psalm 49:11; Job 21:9.
For I shall never be in adversity - Margin, "unto generation and generation." The margin expresses the correct sense. The idea of the wicked, as expressed here, is that they and their families would continue to be prosperous; that a permanent foundation was laid for honor and success, and for transmitting accumulated wealth and honors down to far distant times. It is a common feeling among wicked men that they can make permanent their titles, and possessions, and rank, and that nothing will occur to reduce them to the humble condition of others. Nothing more cleverly shows the pride and atheism of the heart than this; and in nothing are the anticipations and plans of human beings more signally disappointed. Compare the case of Shebna; see the note at Isaiah 22:15 ff.
I, Jerome,  son of Eusebius, of the city of Strido, which is on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia and was overthrown by the Goths, up to the present year, that is, the fourteenth of the Emperor Theodosius, have written the following: Life of Paul the monk, one book of Letters to different persons, an Exhortation to Heliodorus, Controversy of Luciferianus and Orthodoxus, Chronicle of universal history, 28 homilies of Origen on Jeremiah and Ezekiel, which I translated from Greek into Latin, …
Various—Jerome and Gennadius Lives of Illustrious Men.
These Things, My Brother Aurelius, Most Dear unto Me...
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.'
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.
Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
"Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."
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