For the [music] director, on Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

Confidence in God’s Salvation

1 Only for God my soul [waits in] silence. From him [is] my salvation.

References for Psalms 62:1

    • a 62:1 - One of David's musicians (1 Chr 16:41)
    • b 62:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 Only he [is] my rock and my salvation, my [high] stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
      3 How long will you attack a man? All of you will be shattered like a leaning wall, a tottering fence.

      References for Psalms 62:3

        • c 62:3 - Or "All of you shatter [him]"
          4 They only plan to thrust [him] down from his high position; they are pleased [with] deception. With their mouths they bless, but {inwardly} they curse. Selah

          References for Psalms 62:4

            • d 62:4 - This word appears first in the Hebrew verse.
            • e 62:4 - Hebrew "his mouth"
            • f 62:4 - Literally "in the midst of them"
              5 Only for God wait in silence, O my soul, because my hope [is] from him.
              6 Only he [is] my rock and my salvation, my [high] stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
              7 On God [rests] my salvation and my glory; God is my strong rock, my refuge.

              References for Psalms 62:7

                • g 62:7 - Or "In God"
                  8 Trust him at all times, O people; pour out before him your heart. God [is] a refuge for us. Selah
                  9 Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

                  References for Psalms 62:9

                    • h 62:9 - Or "breath"
                    • i 62:9 - Literally "To go up"
                      10 Do not trust in extortion, and do not put vain [confidence] in robbery. If wealth increases, do not set [your] heart [on it].
                      11 Once God has spoken; twice I have heard this: that strength [belongs] to God.
                      12 And to you [belongs] loyal love, O Lord, because you will render to each according to his work.