Psalm 62:10
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New International Version
Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

New Living Translation
Don't make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the center of your life.

English Standard Version
Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

New American Standard Bible
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

King James Bible
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Place no trust in oppression, or false hope in robbery. If wealth increases, pay no attention to it.

International Standard Version
Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

NET Bible
Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not trust upon oppression or rape. Do not love property when it has increased; let not your hearts rejoice in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not count on extortion [to make you rich]. Do not hope to gain anything through robbery. When riches increase, do not depend on them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Trust not in violence and become not vain in the taking of spoil; if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

King James 2000 Bible
Trust not in oppression, and hope not vainly in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

American King James Version
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

American Standard Version
Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart thereon .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

English Revised Version
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart thereon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

World English Bible
Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.

Young's Literal Translation
Trust not in oppression, And in robbery become not vain, Wealth -- when it increaseth -- set not the heart.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

62:8-12 Those who have found the comfort of the ways of God themselves, will invite others into those ways; we shall never have the less for others sharing with us. the good counsel given is, to trust wholly in God. We must so trust in him at all times, as not at any time to put that trust in ourselves, or in any creature, which is to be put in him only. Trust in him to guide us when in doubt, to protect us when in danger, to supply us when in want, to strengthen us for every good word and work. We must lay out wants and our wishes before him, and then patiently submit our wills to his: this is pouring out our hearts. God is a refuge for all, even for as many as will take shelter in him. The psalmist warns against trusting in men. The multitude, those of low degree, are changeable as the wind. The rich and noble seem to have much in their power, and lavish promises; but those that depend on them, are disappointed. Weighed in the balance of Scripture, all that man can do to make us happy is lighter than vanity itself. It is hard to have riches, and not to trust in them if they increase, though by lawful and honest means; but we must take heed, lest we set our affections unduly upon them. A smiling world is the most likely to draw the heart from God, on whom alone it should be set. The consistent believer receives all from God as a trust; and he seeks to use it to his glory, as a steward who must render an account. God hath spoken as it were once for all, that power belongs to him alone. He can punish and destroy. Mercy also belongs to him; and his recompensing the imperfect services of those that believe in him, blotting out their transgressions for the Redeemer's sake, is a proof of abundant mercy, and encourages us to trust in him. Let us trust in his mercy and grace, and abound in his work, expecting mercies from him alone.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Trust not in oppression (comp. ver. 3). The class that supported Absalom was the class of oppressors in Israel, whom David kept under and restrained as far as possible. The writer warns them against trusting in their power to oppress, since such strength as they have is not their own, but lent them by God. And become not vain in robbery; or, rely not vainly on robbery (Kay). Do not suppose that God will allow you to continue oppressing and robbing. Such a belief is a vain illusion. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Even when wealth accumulates naturally, and not as the result of ill-doing, it is not a thing to be trusted or set store by.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Trust not in oppression,.... Either in the power of oppressing others; see Isaiah 30:12; or in riches gotten by oppression, which being put into a man's hand by his friend, he keeps, and will not return them; so Aben Ezra and Kimchi interpret it of mammon unlawfully obtained; mammon of unrighteousness, or unrighteous mammon; see Jeremiah 17:11;

and become not vain in robbery; in riches gotten by open rapine and theft; and men become vain herein when they boast of such riches, place their confidence in them, and think to make atonement for their sins by burnt sacrifices purchased with them, Isaiah 61:8;

if riches increase; in a lawful way, in such manner as the fruits of the earth do, as the word (m) used signifies: if they increase in great abundance from a little, as from one grain of corn many proceed; and insensibly, as the seed sown grows up, a man knows not how, through diligence and the blessing of God from heaven;

set not your heart upon them; your affections on them; they are ensnaring, they are apt to take the heart from God, to draw off the affections from Christ and things above, to choke the word, and lead into many temptations and harmful lusts; let not your hearts be elated, or lifted up with them; be not highminded, or filled with pride and vanity on account of them; nor put any trust in them, for they are uncertain things. Jarchi interprets it of the increase of the riches of others; see Psalm 49:16.

(m) "cum pullulaverit", Montanus; "efflorescunt", Cocceius; "germinant, fructificant", Amama.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Not only are oppression and robbery, which are wicked means of wealth, no grounds of boasting; but even wealth, increasing lawfully, ought not to engross the heart.

Psalm 62:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
My Soul Rests in God Alone
9Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath. 10Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. 11Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;…
Cross References
Mark 10:24
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:15
Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

Psalm 49:6
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

Isaiah 30:12
Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit,

Isaiah 47:10
You have trusted in your wickedness and have said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge mislead you when you say to yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'

Isaiah 61:8
"For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 49:4
Why do you boast of your valleys, boast of your valleys so fruitful? Unfaithful Daughter Ammon, you trust in your riches and say, 'Who will attack me?'

Ezekiel 22:29
The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice.

Hosea 12:8
Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin."

Nahum 3:1
Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims!
Treasury of Scripture

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Trust

Job 20:19,29 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has …

Isaiah 28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with …

Isaiah 30:12 Why thus said the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, …

Isaiah 47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees …

Isaiah 59:4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, …

Jeremiah 13:25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, said the …

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets …

riches

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted …

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted …

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into …

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, …

Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Mark 8:36,37 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, …

Mark 10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly …

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

set

Psalm 91:14 Because he has set his love on me, therefore will I deliver him: …

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

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