Assurance of God’s Eternal Protection

To the Chief Musician. On [a]a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.

61 Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For You have been a shelter for me,
(A)A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your [b]tabernacle forever;
(B)I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life,
His years as many generations.
He shall abide before God forever.
Oh, prepare mercy (C)and truth, which may [c]preserve him!

So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God

To the Chief Musician. To (D)Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 Truly (E)my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my [d]defense;
I shall not be greatly (F)moved.[e]

How long will you attack a man?
You shall be slain, all of you,
(G)Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.
They only consult to cast him down from his high position;
They (H)delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth,
But they curse inwardly. Selah

My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my [f]expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be [g]moved.
(I)In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
(J)Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

(K)Surely men of low degree are [h]a vapor,
Men of high degree are a lie;
If they are weighed on the scales,
They are altogether lighter than vapor.
10 Do not trust in oppression,
Nor vainly hope in robbery;
(L)If riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.

11 God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For (M)You [i]render to each one according to his work.


  1. Psalm 61:1 Heb. neginah
  2. Psalm 61:4 tent
  3. Psalm 61:7 Lit. guard or keep
  4. Psalm 62:2 strong tower
  5. Psalm 62:2 shaken
  6. Psalm 62:5 hope
  7. Psalm 62:6 shaken
  8. Psalm 62:9 vanity
  9. Psalm 62:12 reward

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