131 1 David charged with ambition and greedy desire to reign, protesteth his humility and modesty before God, and teacheth all men what they should do.

A song of degrees, or Psalm of David.

Lord, [a]mine heart is not haughty, neither are mine eyes lofty, neither have I walked in great [b]matters and hid from me.

Surely I have behaved myself, like one weaned from his mother, and kept silence: I am in myself as one that is [c]weaned.

Let Israel wait on the Lord from henceforth and forever.


  1. Psalm 131:1 He setteth forth his great humility, as an example to all rulers and governors.
  2. Psalm 131:1 Which pass the measure and limits of his vocation.
  3. Psalm 131:2 He was void of ambition and wicked desires.

Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

My heart is not proud,(A) Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;(B)
I do not concern myself with great matters(C)
    or things too wonderful for me.(D)
But I have calmed and quieted myself,(E)
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.(F)

Israel, put your hope(G) in the Lord
    both now and forevermore.(H)

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