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Confidence in God’s Salvation

For the music director, on Jeduthun.[a]

A psalm of David.[b]

62 Only for God my soul waits in silence.
From him is my salvation.
Only he is my rock and my salvation,
my high stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
How long will you attack a man?
All of you will be shattered[c]
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence.
They only[d] plan to thrust him down from his high position;
they are pleased with deception.
With their mouths[e] they bless,
but inwardly[f] they curse. Selah
Only for God wait in silence, O my soul,
because my hope is from him.
Only he is my rock and my salvation,
my high stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
God[g] is my strong rock, my refuge.
Trust him at all times, O people;
pour out before him your heart.
God is a refuge for us. Selah
Only a vapor[h] are men of low degree,
a deception are men of high degree.
Weighed[i] in a balance,
together they are lighter than a vapor.
10 Do not trust in extortion,
and do not put vain confidence in robbery.
If wealth increases,
do not set your heart on it.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice I have heard this:
that strength belongs to God.
12 And to you belongs loyal love, O Lord,
because you will render to each according to his work.


  1. Psalm 62:1 One of David’s musicians (1 Chr 16:41)
  2. Psalm 62:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
  3. Psalm 62:3 Or “All of you shatter him
  4. Psalm 62:4 This word appears first in the Hebrew verse.
  5. Psalm 62:4 Hebrew “his mouth”
  6. Psalm 62:4 Literally “in the midst of them”
  7. Psalm 62:7 Or “In God”
  8. Psalm 62:9 Or “breath”
  9. Psalm 62:9 Literally “To go up”