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I depend on God alone;
    I put my hope in him.
He alone protects and saves me;
    he is my defender,
    and I shall never be defeated.
My salvation and honor depend on God;
    he is my strong protector;
    he is my shelter.

Trust in God at all times, my people.
    Tell him all your troubles,
    for he is our refuge.

Human beings are all like a puff of breath;
    great and small alike are worthless.
Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing;
    they are lighter than a mere breath.
10 Don't put your trust in violence;
    don't hope to gain anything by robbery;
even if your riches increase,
    don't depend on them.

11 More than once I have heard God say
    that power belongs to him
12 (A)and that his love is constant.
You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.

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Yes, my soul, find rest in God;(A)
    my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God[a];
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.(B)
Trust in him at all times, you people;(C)
    pour out your hearts to him,(D)
    for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn(E) are but a breath,(F)
    the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance,(G) they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion(H)
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;(I)
though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.(J)

11 One thing God has spoken,
    two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,(K)
12     and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;(L)
and, “You reward everyone
    according to what they have done.”(M)

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  1. Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor

5-6 God, the one and only—
    I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I hope for comes from him,
    so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
    breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
    I’m set for life.

7-8 My help and glory are in God
    —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust him absolutely, people;
    lay your lives on the line for him.
    God is a safe place to be.

Man as such is smoke,
    woman as such, a mirage.
Put them together, they’re nothing;
    two times nothing is nothing.

10 And a windfall, if it comes—
    don’t make too much of it.

11 God said this once and for all;
    how many times
Have I heard it repeated?
    “Strength comes
Straight from God.”

12 Love to you, Lord God!
    You pay a fair wage for a good day’s work!

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