Psalms 62:2

2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence;[a] I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalms 62:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 62:2

He only [is] my Rock and my salvation
The Rock on which the church is built, and every believer; and which was David's safety, shelter, and shade, and which made him easy in his present state; and he was the author of his salvation, and the rock and strength of it, ( Psalms 95:1 ) ;

[he is] my defence;
or refuge; see ( Psalms 9:9 ) ( 46:7 ) ( Psalms 59:9 Psalms 59:17 ) ;

I shall not be greatly moved;
or "with much motion", as Kimchi; or "with great motions", as Jarchi: he could not be moved off of the rock on which he was built; nor out of the city of refuge, whither he had betook himself for safety; and though he might be troubled in spirit, and shaken in mind, and staggered in his faith, and fall from some degree of steadfastness of it; yet not fall so as to be utterly cast down, or finally and totally, and so as to perish eternally. Aben Ezra interprets it, "shall not be moved" into the great deep; into the abyss or bottomless pit; and so some of the ancient Midrashes expound (hbd) of "hell" F7; but much better is the Targum,

``I shall not be moved in a day of great affliction;''

see ( Acts 20:23 Acts 20:24 ) ( 1 Thessalonians 3:3 ) .


F7 Vid. Jarchi & Yalkut Simeoni in loc.

Psalms 62:2 In-Context

1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. defence: Heb. high place
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