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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[For the choir director; according to Jeduthun; a psalm by David.] My soul waits calmly for God alone. My salvation comes from him.
2He alone is my rock and my savior-my stronghold. I cannot be severely shaken.
3How long will all of you attack a person? How long will you try to murder him, as though he were a leaning wall or a sagging fence?
4They plan to force him out of his high position. They are happy to lie. They bless with their mouths, but in their hearts they curse. [Selah]
5Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from him.
6He alone is my rock and my savior-my stronghold. I cannot be shaken.
7My salvation and my glory depend on God. God is the rock of my strength, my refuge.
8Trust him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts in his presence. God is our refuge. [Selah]
9Common people are only a whisper in the wind. Important people are only a delusion. When all of them are weighed on a scale, they amount to nothing. They are less than a whisper in the wind.
10Do not count on extortion [to make you rich]. Do not hope to gain anything through robbery. When riches increase, do not depend on them.
11God has spoken once. I have heard it [said] twice: "Power belongs to God.
12Mercy belongs to you, O Lord. You reward a person based on what he has done."