God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression.

For the music director; [a]according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

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

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

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

People of (N)low standing are only (O)breath, and people of rank are a (P)lie;
In the (Q)balances they go up.
Together they are lighter than breath.
10 (R)Do not trust in oppression,
And do not vainly rely on (S)robbery;
If wealth increases, (T)do not set your heart on it.

11 God has (U)spoken [c]once;
[d]Twice I have heard this:
That (V)power belongs to God;
12 And faithfulness (W)is Yours, Lord,
For You (X)reward a person 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 62:11 Or one thing
  4. Psalm 62:11 Or These two things I have heard

Psalm 62[a]

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

Truly my soul finds rest(A) in God;(B)
    my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock(C) and my salvation;(D)
    he is my fortress,(E) I will never be shaken.(F)

How long will you assault me?
    Would all of you throw me down—
    this leaning wall,(G) 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](H)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;(I)
    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.(J)
Trust in him at all times, you people;(K)
    pour out your hearts to him,(L)
    for God is our refuge.

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

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


  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