Psalm 62
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1My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.1For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
2He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.2Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be 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 you assault me? Would all of you throw me down-- this leaning wall, this 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. Interlude4Surely 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.
5My soul, be quiet before God, for from him comes my hope.5Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
6He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.6Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will 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.7My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
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, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
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.9Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
10Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.10Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."11One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God,
12Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does.12and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."
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Psalm 61
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