Psalm 62

1    On God alone my soul in stillness waits;  

from him comes my salvation.

2    He alone is my rock and my salvation,  

my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.

3    How long will all of you assail me to destroy me,  

as you would a tottering wall or a leaning fence?

4    They plot only to thrust me down from my place of honour;

    lies are their chief delight;  

they bless with their mouth, but in their heart they curse.

5    Wait on God alone in stillness, O my soul;  

for in him is my hope.

6    He alone is my rock and my salvation,  

my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.

7    In God is my strength and my glory;  

God is my strong rock; in him is my refuge.

8    Put your trust in him always, my people;  

pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.

9  The peoples are but a breath,

    the whole human race a deceit;  

on the scales they are altogether lighter than air.

10  Put no trust in oppression; in robbery take no empty pride;  

though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

11  God spoke once, and twice have I heard the same,  

that power belongs to God.

12  Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord,  

for you repay everyone according to their deeds.


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