Psalm 62
Contemporary English Version

(A psalm by David for Jeduthun, the music leader.)

God Is Powerful and Kind

1Only God can save me,

and I calmly wait for+ him.

2God alone is the mighty rock+

that keeps me safe

and the fortress

where I am secure.

3I feel like a shaky fence

or a sagging wall.

How long will all of you

attack and assault me?

4You want to bring me down

from my place of honor.

You love to tell lies,

and when your words are kind,

hatred hides in your heart.

5Only God gives inward peace,

and I depend on him.

6God alone is the mighty rock

that keeps me safe,

and he is the fortress

where I feel secure.

7God saves me and honors me.

He is that mighty rock

where I find safety.

8Trust God, my friends,

and always tell him

each of your concerns.

God is our place of safety.

9We humans are only a breath;

none of us are truly great.

All of us together weigh less

than a puff of air.

10Don't trust in violence

or depend on dishonesty

or rely on great wealth.

11I heard God say two things:

“I am powerful,

12 and I am very kind.”

The Lord rewards each of us

according to what we do.


62.1 calmly wait for: Or “am at peace with.”
62.2 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.

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