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Psalms 112:6

    Psalms 112:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he shall never be moved; The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will not ever be moved; the memory of the upright will be living for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    For he shall never be moved; The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

    World English Bible

    For he will never be shaken. The righteous will be remembered forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he shall never be moved; the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 112:6

    Surely he shall not be moved for ever - Luther, "For he shall remain always." He shall be fixed, stable, firm, prosperous. He shall not be driven from place to place. He shall have a permanent home. He shall have a steady reputation. He shall have a constant influence. He shall be a firm, establislied, prosperous man. Of course this is to be taken in the general, and should not be pressed to mean that it will be, in the most literal sense, and always, true, for a good man "may" be "unfortunate in business," and suffer with others; he may be sick; he may see reason to change his residence; he will certainly die. But still it is true that religion "tends" to produce this permanency, and that in this respect there is a marked difference between people who are truly pious, and those who are not.

    The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance - In Proverbs 10:7, it is said that "the name of the wicked shall rot;" and the meaning here is, that the way to secure a grateful remembrance among people after we are dead is to be righteous - to do something that shall deserve to be remembered. It cannot mean that a man who is righteous will "never" be forgotten, or that his name and deeds will never pass from the recollection of mankind - for that would not be true; but that people will delight to cherish the memory of the righteous; that they will be disposed to do justice to their character after they are dead; that the benevolent and the upright will be remembered when the names of the wicked shall be forgotten. The world has no interest in keeping up the memory of bad people, and as soon as it can be done hastens to forget them. Wicked people are remembered only when their deeds are enormous, and then their memory is cherished only to admonish and to warn. The world has no interest in keeping up the memory of Benedict Arnold, or Alexander VI, or Caesar Borgia except to warn future generations of the guilt and baseness of treason and profligacy; it "has" an interest in never suffering the names of Howard, of Wilberforce, of Henry Martyn, to die, for those names excite to noble feelings and to noble efforts wherever they are known. Such names are to be had "in everlasting remembrance."

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 112:6

    112:6 Moved - Though he may for a season be afflicted, yet he shall not be eternally destroyed.