Psalm 62
International Standard VersionNew Living Translation
1My soul rests quietly only when it looks to God; from him comes my deliverance.1I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
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 where 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?3So many enemies against one man— all of them trying to kill me. To them I’m just a broken-down wall or 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 plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. Interlude
5My soul, be quiet before God, for from him comes my hope.5Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
6He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.6He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where 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 victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
8People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us. Interlude8O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Interlude
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.9Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.
10Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.10Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.
11God spoke once, but I heard it twice, "Power belongs to God."11God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;
12Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does.12unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.
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Psalm 61
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