Psalm 62:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."

King James Bible
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

Darby Bible Translation
And unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] loving-kindness; for *thou* renderest to every man according to his work.

World English Bible
Also to you, Lord, belongs loving kindness, for you reward every man according to his work. A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And with Thee, O Lord, is kindness, For Thou dost recompense to each, According to his work!

Psalm 62:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God hath spoken once - God has once addressed his people in giving the law on Mount Sinai. The Chaldee translates the whole passage thus: "God hath spoken one law, and twice have we heard this from the mouth of Moses the great scribe, that strength is before God: and it becomes thee, O God, to show mercy to the righteous; for thou renderest to man according to his works."

Twice have I heard this - Except some of the ancient Versions, almost every version, translation, and commentary has missed the sense and meaning of this verse. I shall set down the text: אחת דבר אלהים שתים זו שמעתי achath dibber Elohim; shetayim zu shamati; of which the true version is this: Once hath God spoken; these two things have I heard. Now what are the two things he had heard?

1. כי וז לאלהים ki oz lelohim, "That strength is the Lord's;" that is, He is the Origin of pourer.

2. ולך אדני חסד ulecha Adonai, chased; "and to thee, Lord, is mercy;" that is, He is the Fountain of mercy.

These, then, are the two grand truths that the law, yea, the whole revelation of God, declares through every page. He is the Almighty; he is the most merciful; and hence the inference: The powerful, just, and holy God, the most merciful and compassionate Lord, will by and by judge the world, and will render to man according to his works. How this beautiful meaning should have been unseen by almost every interpreter, is hard to say: these verses contain one of the most instructive truths in the Bible.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mercy

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psalm 103:8,17 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy...

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...

Daniel 9:9,18 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him...

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?...

renderest

Job 34:11 For the work of a man shall he render to him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

Proverbs 24:12 If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that ponders the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it?...

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of men...

Ezekiel 7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled...

Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, said the Lord GOD. Repent...

Ezekiel 33:20 Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O you house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that plants and he that waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Colossians 3:25 But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work...

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Library
April 3. "My Expectation is from Him" (Ps. Lxii. 5).
"My expectation is from Him" (Ps. lxii. 5). When we believe for a blessing, we must take the attitude of faith, and begin to act and pray as if we had our blessing. We must treat God as if He had given us our request. We must lean our weight over upon Him for the thing that we have claimed, and just take it for granted that He gives it, and is going to continue to give it. This is the attitude of trust. When the wife is married, she at once falls into a new attitude, and acts in accordance with the
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Forgiveness and Retribution.
"Thou renderest to every man according to his work."--Psalms lxii: 12. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."--II Cor. v: 10. Forgiveness and Retribution. I can imagine some one saying, "I attend church, and have heard that if we confess our sin, God will forgive us; now I hear that I must reap the same kind of seed that I have sown. How can I harmonize the
Dwight L. Moody—Sowing and Reaping

The Love of the Holy Spirit in Us.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not."--Matt. xxvii. 37. The Scripture teaches not only that the Holy Spirit dwells in us, and with Him Love, but also that He sheds abroad that Love in our hearts. This shedding abroad does not refer to the coming of the Holy Spirit's Person, for a person can not be shed abroad. He comes, takes possession, and dwells in us; but that which is shed abroad
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Daily Walk with Others (ii. ).
If Jesus Christ thou serve, take heed, Whate'er the hour may be; His brethren are obliged indeed By their nobility. In the present chapter I follow the general principles of the last into some further details. And I place before me as a sort of motto those twice-repeated words of the Apostle, TAKE HEED UNTO THYSELF. These words, it will be remembered, are addressed in both places to the Christian Minister. [Acts xx. 28; 1 Tim. iv. 6.] At Miletus St Paul gathers round him the Presbyters of Ephesus,
Handley C. G. Moule—To My Younger Brethren

Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

Romans 2:6
God "will repay each person according to what they have done."

1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.

Revelation 2:23
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

1 Samuel 26:23
The LORD rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The LORD delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the LORD's anointed.

Job 34:11
He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.

Jump to Previous
Belongeth Belongs David Kindness Loving Loving-Kindness Mercy Psalm Recompense Requite Reward Steadfast Surely Wilderness Work
Jump to Next
Belongeth Belongs David Kindness Loving Loving-Kindness Mercy Psalm Recompense Requite Reward Steadfast Surely Wilderness Work
Links
Psalm 62:12 NIV
Psalm 62:12 NLT
Psalm 62:12 ESV
Psalm 62:12 NASB
Psalm 62:12 KJV

Psalm 62:12 Bible Apps
Psalm 62:12 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 62:12 Chinese Bible
Psalm 62:12 French Bible
Psalm 62:12 German Bible

Psalm 62:12 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Psalm 62:11
Top of Page
Top of Page