Psalm 62
International Standard Version

To the Director: According to Jeduthun’s style. A Davidic Psalm.

A Psalm of Trust in God

1My soul rests quietly only when it looksa to God;

from him comes my deliverance.

2He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower;

nothing will shake me.

3How long will you rage against someone?

Would you attack him

as if he were a leaning wall or a tottering fence?

4They plan to cast him down from his exalted position.

They delight in lies;

their mouth utters blessings,

while their heart is cursing.

Interlude

5My soul, be quiet before God,

for from him comes my hope.

6He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower;

nothing will shake me.

7I rely on God who is my deliverance and my glory;

he is my strong rock,

and my refuge is in God.

8People, in every situation put your trust in God;b

pour out your heart before him;

for God is a refuge for us.

Interlude

9Human beingsc are a mere vapor,

while people in high positionsd are not what they appear.

When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing;

even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.

10Don’t trust in oppression

or put false hope in stealing;

if you become wealthy,

do not set your heart on it.

11God spoke once,

but I heard it twice,

“Power belongs to God.”

12Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love,

because you reward each person according to what he does.


Footnotes:
a 62:1 The Heb. lacks when it looks
b 62:8 Lit. in him
c 62:9 Lit. sons of Adam
d 62:9 Lit. sons of man



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