Psalm 62



Trust In God Alone

1 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.

1 {To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.} Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

1 My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.

1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

2 He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.

2 He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved.

3 How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.

3 How long will you rage against someone? Would you attack him as if he were a leaning wall or a tottering fence?

3 How long will you set upon a man that you may slay him, all of you, like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.

4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

4 They plan to cast him down from his exalted position. They delight in lies; their mouth utters blessings, while their heart is cursing. Interlude

4 They only consult to cast him down from his height [to dishonor him]; they delight in lies. They bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

5 My soul, be quiet before God, for from him comes my hope.

5 My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

6 He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.

6 He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.

7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

7 I rely on God who is my deliverance and my glory; he is my strong rock, and my refuge is in God.

7 With God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God!

8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

8 People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us. Interlude

8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

9 Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.

9 Men of low degree [in the social scale] are emptiness (futility, a breath) and men of high degree [in the same scale] are a lie and a delusion. In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

10 Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

10 Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

10 Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

11 God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."

11 God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God.

12 And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.

12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

12 Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does. A Davidic Psalm, while he was in the Judean wilderness.

12 Also to You, O Lord, belong mercy and loving-kindness, for You render to every man according to his work.



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