How was David like a "weaned child with its mother"? (Psalm 131:2)

But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.

Clarify Share Report Asked May 18 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the image that David is evoking is that, as long as a nursing baby is totally dependent on his or her mother as the sole means of nourishment, it is easy for the baby to become agitated if the mother is not immediately available when the child senses hunger or thirst.

After weaning, the child becomes more content because he or she has ready access to other possible means of sustenance, while the presence of the child's mother comes to be associated purely with love and comfort, rather than physical needs.

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