Psalm 62:4
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New International Version
Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.

King James Bible
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
They only consult to thrust [him] down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but in their inward part they curse. Selah.

World English Bible
They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place. They delight in lies. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Only -- from his excellency They have consulted to drive away, They enjoy a lie, with their mouth they bless, And with their heart revile. Selah.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To cast him down from his excellency - They are consulting to dethrone me, and use treachery and falsehood in order to bring it about: "They delight in lies."

They bless with their mouth - Probably alluding to Absalom's blandishments of the people. He flattered them in order to get the sovereign rule. Or it may refer to the people of Jerusalem, whose perfidy he saw, while they were full of professions of loyalty, etc.; but he could not trust them, and therefore retired from Jerusalem.

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Psalm 2:1-3 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Matthew 2:3,4,16 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him...

Matthew 22:15,23,34,35 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk...

Matthew 26:3,4 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

John 11:47-50 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...

Acts 4:16,17,25-28 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

delight

Psalm 52:3 You love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

Psalm 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

Hosea 7:3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

bless

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

inwardly [heb.] in their inward parts

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Psalm 51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Luke 11:39 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter...

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

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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
Psalm 4:2
How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.

Psalm 31:13
For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

Psalm 41:6
When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.

Psalm 55:21
His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.

Isaiah 30:13
this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant.

Daniel 6:7
The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions' den.

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