Psalm 62

Written on 10/07/2020


62 For the leader. Set in the style of Y’dutun. A psalm of David:

My soul waits in silence for God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and salvation,
my stronghold; I won’t be greatly moved.

How long will you assail a person
in order to murder him, all of you,
as if he were a sagging wall
or a shaky fence?

They only want to shake him from his height,
they take delight in lying —
with their mouths they bless,
but inwardly they curse. (Selah)

My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
because my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and salvation,
my stronghold; I won’t be moved.

My safety and honor rest on God.
My strong rock and refuge are in God.
Trust in him, people, at all times;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. (Selah)
10 Ordinary folks are merely a breath
and important people a sham;
if you lay them on a balance-scale, they go up —
both together are lighter than nothing.
11 Don’t put your trust in extortion,
don’t put false hopes in robbery;
even if wealth increases,
don’t set your heart on it.

12 God has spoken once, I have heard it twice:
strength belongs to God.
13 Also to you, Adonai, belongs grace;
for you reward all as their deeds deserve.