62 This Psalm partly containeth meditation, whereby David encourageth himself to trust in God against the assaults of temptations. And because our minds are easily drawn from God by the allurements of the world, he sharply reproveth this vanity, to the intent he might cleave fast to the Lord.
To the excellent MusicianJeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1 Yet [a]my soul keepeth silence unto God; of him cometh my salvation.
2 [b]Yet he is my strength and my salvation, and my defense; therefore I shall not much be moved.
3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a [c]man? ye shall be all slain; ye shall be as a bowed wall, or as a [d]wall shaken.
4 Yet they consult to cast him down from his dignity; their delight is in lies: they bless with their mouths, but curse with their hearts. Selah.
5 [e]Yet my soul, keep thou silence unto God: for mine hope is in him.
6 Yet is he my strength and my salvation, and my defense: therefore I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my [f]glory, the rock of my strength; in God is my trust.
8 Trust in him always, ye people; [g]pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope. Selah.
9 Yet the children of men are vanity, the chief men are liars: to lay them upon a balance they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression nor in robbery: [h]be not vain: if riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
11 God spake [i]once or twice, I have heard it, that power belongeth unto God,
12 And to thee, O Lord, mercy: for thou [j]rewardest everyone according to his work.
Psalm 62:1Though Satan tempted him to murmur against God, yet he bridled his affections, and resting upon God’s promise.
Psalm 62:2It appeareth by the oft repetition of this word, that the Prophet abode manifold tentations, but by resting on God, and by patience he overcame them all.
Psalm 62:3He meaneth himself, being the man whom God had appointed to the kingdom.
Psalm 62:3Though, ye seem to be in honor, yet God will suddenly destroy you.
Psalm 62:5David was greatly moved with these troubles, therefore he stirreth up himself to trust in God.
Psalm 62:7These vehement and often repetitions were necessary to strengthen his faith against the horrible assault of Satan.
Psalm 62:8He admonisheth us of our wicked nature, which rather hide our sorrow and bite on the bridle, than utter our grief to God to obtain remedy.
Psalm 62:10Give yourselves wholly to God by putting away all things that are contrary to his Law.
Psalm 62:11He hath plainly borne witness of his power, so that none needeth to doubt thereof.
Psalm 62:12So that the wicked shall feel thy power, and the godly thy mercy.
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