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Psalms 112:7

    Psalms 112:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will have no fear of evil news; his heart is fixed, for his hope is in the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 112:7

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings - He knows that God governs the world, therefore he fears not for futurity. And as to the calumnies of men, he fears them not, because his heart is fixed - determined to walk in the path of duty, whatever persecutions he may suffer, for he trusts in the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 112:7

    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings - Of bad news; of reverses and losses; of the destruction of his ship at sea, or his property by land; of disaster by flood, by famine, by war. His heart will so fully confide in God that he can commit all calmly into his hands. He will feel assured that all will be well; that nothing occurs but that which the wisest and the best Being in the universe sees it best should occur; and that in all which "does" take place he is able to sustain the sufferer. There is nothing so well suited to make the mind calm as trust in God. What has a man to be afraid of who does trust in him? Compare Psalm 27:3; Psalm 46:2; Psalm 56:3-4; Hebrews 13:6; Proverbs 1:33.

    His heart is fixed - Is firm; is established. See the notes at Psalm 57:7.

    Trusting in the Lord - This is the reason "why" his heart is "fixed" or firm. It is not any native courage or resolution; it is not any firmness of his own; it is simply because he has confidence in God, and feels assured that all things will be well.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 112:7

    112:7 Evil tidings - At the report of approaching calamities.