Psalm 62 New International Version

God the Only Refuge

62 [1]Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. 2  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3  How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down- this leaning wall, this tottering fence? 4  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.[2] 5  Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. 6  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 7  My salvation and my honor depend on God[3] ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8  Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. 9  Surely 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. 10  Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. 11  One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God, 12  and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."

Footnotes

[1] 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.

[2] 62:4 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.

[3] 62:7 Or "/ God Most High is my salvation and my honor"

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