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Psalms 112:8

    Psalms 112:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire on his enemies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His heart is resting safely, he will have no fear, till he sees trouble come on his haters.

    Webster's Revision

    His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see his desire upon his adversaries.

    World English Bible

    His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his adversaries.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 112:8

    His heart is established - סמוך לבו samuch libbo, "his heart is propped up;" he is buttressed up by the strength of his Maker.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 112:8

    His heart is established - Sustained; upheld. This is the same idea, though somewhat varied in form. The word means to sustain; to support; and the idea is, that there is some basis of support - some strength - which is not his own.

    He shall not be afraid - When he is assailed by enemies.

    Until he see his desire upon his enemies - This implies that he had nothing really to fear. He would certainly overcome his foes; and in the meantime he might look calmly on all their efforts to destroy him, for those efforts would be vain. So the believer now looks calmly on all his spiritual foes. He has nothing to fear, for he will overcome them all; he will certainly triumph; he will trample them all under his feet. He may well, therefore, endure these conflicts for a brief period, for the issue is certain, and the conflict will soon come to an end.