God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression.
For the music director; [a]according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
62 My soul waits in silence for God alone;
From Him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I will not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will you attack a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They have planned only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood;
They bless with [b]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah
5 My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
For my hope is from Him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My refuge; I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my glory rest on God;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your hearts before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 People of low standing are only breath, and people of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up.
Together they are lighter than breath.
10 Do not trust in oppression,
And do not vainly rely on robbery;
If wealth increases, do not set your heart on it.
- Psalm 62 Title Cf. 1 Chr 16:41; 25:1; Ps 39 and 77 titles
- Psalm 62:4 Lit his
- Psalm 62:11 Or one thing
- Psalm 62:11 Or These two things I have heard