Compare Translations for Psalm 62:11

Psalm 62:11 ASV
God hath spoken once, Twice have I heard this, That power belongeth unto God.
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Psalm 62:11 BBE
Once has God said, twice has it come to my ears, that power is God's:
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Psalm 62:11 CEB
God has spoken one thing— make it two things— that I myself have heard: that strength belongs to God,
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Psalm 62:11 CJB
God has spoken once, I have heard it twice: strength belongs to God.
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Psalm 62:11 RHE
(61-12) God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongeth to God,
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Psalm 62:11 ESV
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
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Psalm 62:11 GW
God has spoken once. I have heard it [said] twice: "Power belongs to God.
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Psalm 62:11 GNT
More than once I have heard God say that power belongs to him
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Psalm 62:11 HNV
God has spoken once, Twice have I heard this, That power belongs to God.
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Psalm 62:11 CSB
God has spoken once; I have heard this twice: strength belongs to God,
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Psalm 62:11 KJV
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
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Psalm 62:11 LEB
Once God has spoken; twice I have heard this: that strength [belongs] to God.
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Psalm 62:11 NAS
Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;
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Psalm 62:11 NCV
God has said this, and I have heard it over and over: God is strong.
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Psalm 62:11 NIRV
God, I have heard you say two things. One is that you, God, are strong.
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Psalm 62:11 NIV
One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong,
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Psalm 62:11 NKJV
God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.
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Psalm 62:11 NLT
God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;
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Psalm 62:11 NRS
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
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Psalm 62:11 RSV
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God;
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Psalm 62:11 DBY
Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength [belongeth] unto God.
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Psalm 62:11 MSG
God said this once and for all; how many times Have I heard it repeated? "Strength comes Straight from God."
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Psalm 62:11 WBT
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power [belongeth] to God.
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Psalm 62:11 TMB
God hath spoken this once, twice have I heard this: that power belongeth unto God.
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Psalm 62:11 TNIV
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God,
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Psalm 62:11 WEB
God has spoken once, Twice have I heard this, That power belongs to God.
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Psalm 62:11 WYC
God spake once, I heard these two things; that power is of God (that power belongeth to God),
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Psalm 62:11 YLT
Once hath God spoken, twice I heard this, That `strength [is] with God.'
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Psalms 62 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 62

David's confidence in God. (1-7) No trust to be put in worldly things. (8-12)

Verses 1-7 We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our souls wait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all our affairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to all the ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, with full satisfaction in his goodness. See the ground and reason of this dependence. By his grace he has supported me, and by his providence delivered me. He only can be my Rock and my salvation; creatures are nothing without him, therefore I will look above them to him. Trusting in God, the heart is fixed. If God be for us, we need not fear what man can do against us. David having put his confidence in God, foresees the overthrow of his enemies. We have found it good to wait upon the Lord, and should charge our souls to have such constant dependence upon him, as may make us always easy. If God will save my soul, I may well leave every thing else to his disposal, knowing all shall turn to my salvation. And as David's faith in God advances to an unshaken stedfastness, so his joy in God improves into a holy triumph. Meditation and prayer are blessed means of strengthening faith and hope.

Verses 8-12 Those who have found the comfort of the ways of God themselves, will invite others into those ways; we shall never have the less for others sharing with us. the good counsel given is, to trust wholly in God. We must so trust in him at all times, as not at any time to put that trust in ourselves, or in any creature, which is to be put in him only. Trust in him to guide us when in doubt, to protect us when in danger, to supply us when in want, to strengthen us for every good word and work. We must lay out wants and our wishes before him, and then patiently submit our wills to his: this is pouring out our hearts. God is a refuge for all, even for as many as will take shelter in him. The psalmist warns against trusting in men. The multitude, those of low degree, are changeable as the wind. The rich and noble seem to have much in their power, and lavish promises; but those that depend on them, are disappointed. Weighed in the balance of Scripture, all that man can do to make us happy is lighter than vanity itself. It is hard to have riches, and not to trust in them if they increase, though by lawful and honest means; but we must take heed, lest we set our affections unduly upon them. A smiling world is the most likely to draw the heart from God, on whom alone it should be set. The consistent believer receives all from God as a trust; and he seeks to use it to his glory, as a steward who must render an account. God hath spoken as it were once for all, that power belongs to him alone. He can punish and destroy. Mercy also belongs to him; and his recompensing the imperfect services of those that believe in him, blotting out their transgressions for the Redeemer's sake, is a proof of abundant mercy, and encourages us to trust in him. Let us trust in his mercy and grace, and abound in his work, expecting mercies from him alone.

Psalms 62 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 62

Psalms 62:1-12 . this Psalm is expressive of confidence in God. Occasion is taken to remind the wicked of their sin, their ruin, and their meanness.

1. waiteth--literally, "is silent," trusts submissively and confidently as a servant.

2. The titles applied to God often occur ( Psalms 9:9 , 18:2 ).
be greatly moved--( Psalms 10:6 ). No injury shall be permanent, though devised by enemies.

3. Their destruction will come; as a tottering wall they already are feeble and failing.
bowing wall shall ye be--better supply "are." Some propose to apply these phrases to describe the condition of "a man"--that is, the pious suffer: thus, "Will ye slay him," &c.; but the other is a good sense.

4. his excellency--or, elevation to which God had raised him ( Psalms 4:2 ). This they try to do by lies and duplicity ( Psalms 5:9 ).

5, 6. (Compare Psalms 62:1 Psalms 62:2 ).

6. not be moved--not at all; his confidence has increased.

7. rock of my strength--or strongest support ( Psalms 7:10 , 61:3 ).

8. pour out your heart--give full expression to feeling ( 1 Samuel 1:15 , Job 30:16 , Psalms 42:4 ).
ye people--God's people.

9. No kind of men are reliable, compared with God ( Isaiah 2:22 , Jeremiah 17:5 ).
altogether--alike, one as the other ( Psalms 34:3 ).

10. Not only are oppression and robbery, which are wicked means of wealth, no grounds of boasting; but even wealth, increasing lawfully, ought not to engross the heart.

11. once; twice--(as in Job 33:14 , 40:5 ), are used to give emphasis to the sentiment. God's power is tempered by His mercy, which it also sustains.

12. for thou renderest--literally, "that Thou renderest," &c., connected with "I heard this," as the phrase--"that power," &c. [ Psalms 62:11 ]--teaching that by His power He can show both mercy and justice.