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Psalm 62 Good News Translation (GNT)

Confidence in God's Protection[a]

62 I wait patiently for God to save me;
    I depend on him alone.
He alone protects and saves me;
    he is my defender,
    and I shall never be defeated.

How much longer will all of you attack someone
    who is no stronger than a broken-down fence?
You only want to bring him down from his place of honor;
    you take pleasure in lies.
You speak words of blessing,
    but in your heart you curse him.

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 and that his love is constant.
You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 62:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Psalm 62 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 62[a]

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
    from my lofty place;
    they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
    but in their hearts they curse.[b]

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    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[c];
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

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

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

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
  2. Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
  3. Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor
New International Version (NIV)

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