5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Other Translations of Psalm 62:5

New International Version

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

English Standard Version

5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

The Message

5 God, the one and only - I'll wait as long as he says. Everything I hope for comes from him, so why not?

New King James Version

5 My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.

New Living Translation

5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 62:5

Commentary on Psalm 62:1-7

(Read Psalm 62:1-7)

We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our souls wait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all our affairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to all the ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, with full satisfaction in his goodness. See the ground and reason of this dependence. By his grace he has supported me, and by his providence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and my salvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I will look above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed. If God be for us, we need not fear what man can do against us. David having put his confidence in God, foresees the overthrow of his enemies. We have found it good to wait upon the Lord, and should charge our souls to have such constant dependence upon him, as may make us always easy. If God will save my soul, I may well leave every thing else to his disposal, knowing all shall turn to my salvation. And as David's faith in God advances to an unshaken stedfastness, so his joy in God improves into a holy triumph. Meditation and prayer are blessed means of strengthening faith and hope.