New American Standard Bible
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved."
King James Bible
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
Darby Bible Translation
As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved.
World English Bible
As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved."
Young's Literal Translation
And I -- I have said in mine ease, 'I am not moved -- to the age.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved - I shall never be visited with calamity or trial. This refers to a past period of his life, when everything seemed to be prosperous, and when he had drawn around him so many comforts, and had apparently made them so secure, that it seemed as if they could never be taken from him, or as if he had nothing to fear. To what precise period of his life the psalmist refers, it is now impossible to ascertain. It is sufficient to say, that men are often substantially in that state of mind. They have such vigorous constitutions and such continued health; their plans are so uniformly crowned with success; everything which they touch so certainly turns to gold, and every enterprise so certainly succeeds; they have so many and such warmly attached friends; they have accumulated so much property, and it is so safely invested - that it seems as if they were never to know reverses, and they unconsciously suffer the illusion to pass over the mind that they are never to see changes, and that they have nothing to dread. They become self-confident. They forget their dependence on God. In their own minds they trace their success to their own efforts, tact and skill, rather than to God. They become worldly-minded, and it is necessary for God to teach them how easily he can sweep all this away - and thus to bring them back to a right view of the uncertainty of all earthly things. Health fails, or friends die, or property takes wings and flies away; and God accomplishes his purpose - a purpose invaluable to them - by showing them their dependence on Himself, and by teaching them that permanent and certain happiness and security are to be found in Him alone.
LibraryOf the Lack of all Comfort
It is no hard thing to despise human comfort when divine is present. It is a great thing, yea very great, to be able to bear the loss both of human and divine comfort; and for the love of God willingly to bear exile of heart, and in nought to seek oneself, nor to look to one's own merit. What great matter is it, if thou be cheerful of heart and devout when favour cometh to thee? That is an hour wherein all rejoice. Pleasantly enough doth he ride whom the grace of God carrieth. And what marvel, …
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He says to himself, "I will not be moved; Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity."
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
"I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and flourishing in my palace.
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