Add parallel Print Page Options

God Is a Refuge for Us

For the choir director. According to [a]Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 (A)Surely my soul waits in silence for God;
From Him (B)is my salvation.
Surely He is my (C)rock and my salvation,
My (D)stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a (E)leaning wall, like a fence thrust down?
Surely they have counseled to thrust him down from his high position;
They (F)find pleasure in falsehood;
They (G)bless with [b]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. [c]Selah.

Surely (H)wait in silence for God, O my soul,
For my hope is from Him.
Surely He is (I)my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my (J)salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my (K)refuge is in God.
(L)Trust in Him at all times, O people;
(M)Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Surely [d]men of (N)low degree are merely (O)vanity and [e]men of rank are a (P)lie;
In the (Q)balances they go up;
They are together lighter than a breath of vanity.
10 (R)Do not trust in oppression
And do not put vain hope in (S)robbery;
If riches increase, (T)do not set your heart upon them.

11 [f]Once God has (U)spoken;
[g]Twice I have heard this:
That (V)strength belongs to God;
12 And that (W)to You, O Lord, belongs lovingkindness,
For You (X)repay a man according to his work.


  1. Psalm 62 Title Cf. 1 Chr 16:41; 25:1; Ps 39 and 77 titles
  2. Psalm 62:4 Lit his
  3. Psalm 62:4 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
  4. Psalm 62:9 Lit sons of men
  5. Psalm 62:9 Lit sons of men of rank
  6. Psalm 62:11 Or One thing
  7. Psalm 62:11 Or These two things I have heard