For the choir director; [a]according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
62 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? 4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with [b]their mouth, But inwardly they curse. [c]Selah.
5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath. 10 Do not trust in oppression And do not [d]vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
11 [e]Once God has spoken; [f]Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God; 12 And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.
A Psalm of David, [g]when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
63 O God, You are my God; I shall seek You [h]earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh [i]yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. 3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. 4 So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My soul is satisfied as with [j]marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, 7 For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. 8 My soul clings [k]to You; Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek my [l]life to destroy it, Will go into the [m]depths of the earth. 10 [n]They will be [o]delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a [p]prey for foxes. 11 But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
64 Hear my voice, O God, in my [q]complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity, 3 Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, 4 To shoot [r]from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. 5 They [s]hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They [t]talk of laying snares secretly; They say, “Who can see them?” 6 They [u]devise injustices, saying, “We are [v]ready with a well-conceived plot”; For the [w]inward thought and the heart of a man are [x]deep.
7 But God [y]will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly [z]they will be wounded. 8 So [aa]they [ab]will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head. 9 Then all men [ac]will fear, And they [ad]will declare the work of God, And [ae]will consider [af]what He has done. 10 The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.
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