New International Version
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
King James Bible
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
Darby Bible Translation
Surely I have restrained and composed my soul, like a weaned child with its mother: my soul within me is as a weaned child.
World English Bible
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Young's Literal Translation
Have I not compared, and kept silent my soul, As a weaned one by its mother? As a weaned one by me is my soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child - On the contrary, I have been under the rod of others, and when chastised have not complained; and my silence under my affliction was the fullest proof that I neither murmured nor repined, but received all as coming from the hands of a just God.
My soul is even as a weaned child - I felt I must forego many conveniences and comforts which I once enjoyed; and these I gave up without repining or demurring.
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LibraryThe Duty of Self-Denial.
"Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child."--Psalm cxxxi. 2. Self-denial of some kind or other is involved, as is evident, in the very notion of renewal and holy obedience. To change our hearts is to learn to love things which we do not naturally love--to unlearn the love of this world; but this involves, of course, a thwarting of our natural wishes and tastes. To be righteous and obedient implies self-command; but to …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII
Children and Childlike Men
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
"Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast?
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