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Psalm 10:6

ESV He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved; throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”
NIV He says to himself, 'Nothing will ever shake me.' He swears, 'No one will ever do me harm.'
NASB He says to himself, 'I will not be moved; Throughout the generations I will not be in adversity.'
CSB He says to himself, "I will never be moved -- from generation to generation I will be without calamity."
NLT They think, 'Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!'
KJV He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

What does Psalm 10:6 mean?

Those who ignore God, and His will, often express false confidence. The wicked person depicted here by David (Psalm 10:2–3) looks at his earthly success (Psalm 10:4–5) and assumes he will always be free from consequences. He thinks he is impervious to harm now and forever. As far as he is concerned, he can keep on stealing and oppressing the poor without experiencing punishment.

The apostle Peter writes about people who think everything will continue without change or concern. He says, "They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.'" (2 Peter 3:4). Peter points out that the created world "was deluged with water and perished" (2 Peter 3:6). Noah's contemporaries didn't expect the flood, and they refused to heed Noah's preaching (2 Peter 2:5). Consequently, the Lord is keeping "the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment" (2 Peter 2:9). The wicked who think they can keep on sinning with impunity will one day have a painful awakening (Revelation 20:11–15).
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