Psalms – Chapter 62

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.61. 62. 63.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 62

1

1 2 For the leader; al Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

2

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation.

3

God alone is my rock and salvation, my secure height; I shall never fall.

4

How long will you set upon people, all of you beating them down, As though they were a sagging fence or a battered wall?

5

Even from my place on high they plot to dislodge me. They delight in lies; they bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah

6

My soul, be at rest in God alone, from whom comes my hope.

7

God alone is my rock and my salvation, my secure height; I shall not fall.

8

My safety and glory are with God, my strong rock and refuge.

9

Trust God at all times, my people! Pour out your hearts to God our refuge! Selah

10

3 Mortals are a mere breath, the powerful but an illusion; On a balance they rise; together they are lighter than air.

11

Do not trust in extortion; in plunder put no empty hope. Though wealth increase, do not set your heart upon it.

12

4 One thing God has said; two things I have heard: Power belongs to God;

13

3) so too, Lord, does kindness, And you render to each of us according to our deeds.

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1 [Psalm 62] A song of trust displaying serenity from experiencing God’s power (the refrains of  Psalm 62:2-3 and  Psalm 62:6-7) and anger toward unjust enemies ( Psalm 62:4-5). From the experience of being rescued, the psalmist can teach others to trust in God ( Psalm 62:9-12).

2 [1] ‘Al Jeduthun: apparently the Hebrew name for the melody.

3 [10] On a balance they rise: precious objects were weighed by balancing two pans suspended from a beam. The lighter pan rises.

4 [12] One thing . . . two things: parallelism of numbers for the sake of variation, a common device in Semitic poetry. One should not literally add up the numbers. Cf  Amos 1:3;  Proverb 6:16-19;  30:15,  18,  21.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.61. 62. 63.149. 150.

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