Psalm 62:11
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New American Standard Bible
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

King James Bible
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

Darby Bible Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength belongeth unto God.

World English Bible
God has spoken once; twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.

Young's Literal Translation
Once hath God spoken, twice I heard this, That 'strength is with God.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this - This repetition, or this declaration that he had heard the thing repeated, is designed to give emphasis to what was said, or to call attention to it as particularly worthy of notice. See the notes at Job 33:14. Compare Job 40:5. The sentiment here is particularly important, or is deserving of special attention, because, as the psalmist had shown, all other resources fail, and confidence is to be placed in nothing else for that which man so much needs; neither in people, whether of low degree or high Psalm 62:9; not in oppressive acts - acts of mere power; not in plunder; not in wealth, however acquired, Psalm 62:10.

That power belongeth unto God - Margin, strength. The idea is, that the strength which man needs - the ability to defend and to save him - is to be found in God. All else may fail, but the power of God will not fail. The result of all, therefore, should be to lead us to put our trust in God alone.

Psalm 62:11 Parallel Commentaries

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Justice.
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12. Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy. The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed:
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

My High Tower
"He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence, I shall not be moved."--Ps. lxii. 6. Paul Gerhardt, 1676. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Is God for me? I fear not, though all against me rise; I call on Christ my Saviour, the host of evil flies. My friend the Lord Almighty, and He who loves me, God, What enemy shall harm me, though coming as a flood? I know it, I believe it, I say it fearlessly, That God, the Highest, Mightiest, for ever loveth me; At all times, in all places, He standeth
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

But Concerning True Patience, Worthy of the Name of this virtue...
12. But concerning true patience, worthy of the name of this virtue, whence it is to be had, must now be inquired. For there are some [2650] who attribute it to the strength of the human will, not which it hath by Divine assistance, but which it hath of free-will. Now this error is a proud one: for it is the error of them which abound, of whom it is said in the Psalm, "A scornful reproof to them which abound, and a despising to the proud." [2651] It is not therefore that "patience of the poor" which
St. Augustine—On Patience

Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
To Suger, Abbot of S. Denis He praises Suger, who had unexpectedly renounced the pride and luxury of the world to give himself to the modest habits of the religious life. He blames severely the clerk who devotes himself rather to the service of princes than that of God. 1. A piece of good news has reached our district; it cannot fail to do great good to whomsoever it shall have come. For who that fear God, hearing what great things He has done for your soul, do not rejoice and wonder at the great
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Revelation 19:1
After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;

Job 33:14
"Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it.

Job 40:5
"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

Psalm 59:17
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.

Daniel 2:37
"You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory;

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