To the Chief Musician; to Jeduthun [Ethan, the noted musician, founder of an official musical family]. A Psalm of David.
62 For God alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, My defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened.
3 How long will you attack a man So that you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? 4 They consult only to throw him down from his high position [to dishonor him]; They delight in lies. They bless with [the words of] their mouths, But inwardly they curse. Selah.
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; He is my rock of [unyielding] strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust [confidently] 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 a breath (emptiness), and men of [high] rank are a lie (delusion). In the balances they go up [because they have no measurable weight or value]; They are together lighter than a breath. 10 Do not trust in oppression, And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. 12 Also to You, O Lord, belong lovingkindness and compassion, For You compensate every man according to [the value of] his work.
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