Psalm 62

God alone a refuge from treachery and oppression.

For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 My soul [a]waiteth in silence for God only:
From him cometh my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
How long will ye set upon a man,
[b]That ye may slay him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
My soul, [c]wait thou in silence for God only;
For my expectation is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
With God is my salvation and my glory:
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in him at all times, ye people;
Pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah
Surely men of low degree are [d]vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
11 God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this,
That power belongeth unto God.
12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth lovingkindness;
For thou renderest to every man according to his work.


  1. Psalm 62:1 Hebrew is silent unto God.
  2. Psalm 62:3 Or, as otherwise read, Ye shall be slain etc.
  3. Psalm 62:5 Hebrew be thou silent unto God.
  4. Psalm 62:9 Hebrew a breath.