Psalm 62
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1My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.1For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
2He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3How long will you rage against someone? Would you attack him as if he were a leaning wall or a tottering fence?3How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, 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. Interlude4They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah
5My soul, be quiet before God, for from him comes my hope.5For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
6He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.6He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7I rely on God who is my deliverance and my glory; he is my strong rock, and my refuge is in God.7On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us. Interlude8Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
9Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.9Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
10Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.10Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."11Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
12Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does.12and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.
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Psalm 61
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