Psalms 62:1

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 [a]Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

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Psalms 62:1 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
English Standard Version (ESV)
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
The Message Bible (MSG)
1 God, the one and only - I'll wait as long as he says. Everything I need comes from him, so why not?
American Standard Version (ASV)
1 My soul waiteth in silence for God only: From him [cometh] my salvation.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
1 My soul waits calmly for God alone. My salvation comes from him.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
1 I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 I find my rest in God alone. He is the One who saves me.

Psalms 62:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 62:1

Truly my soul waiteth upon God
In the use of means, for answers of prayer, for performance of promises, and for deliverance from enemies, and out of every trouble: or "is silent" F5, as the Targum; not as to prayer, but as to murmuring; patiently and quietly waiting for salvation until the Lord's time come to give it; being "subject" to him, as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions; resigned to his will, and patient under his afflicting hand: it denotes a quiet, patient, waiting on the Lord, and not merely bodily exercise in outward ordinances; but an inward frame of spirit, a soul waiting on the Lord, and that in truth and reality, in opposition to mere form and show; and with constancy "waiteth", and "only" F6 on him, as the same particle is rendered in ( Psalms 62:2 Psalms 62:6 ) ; and so Aben Ezra here;

from him [cometh] my salvation;
both temporal, spiritual, and eternal, and not from any creature; the consideration of which makes the mind quiet and easy under afflictive provide uses: the contrivance of everlasting salvation is from the Father, the impetration of it from the Son, and the application of it from the Spirit.


F5 (hymwd) "silet", Pagninus, Munster, Cocceius; "silens", Montanus, Tigurine version; so the Targum.
F6 (Ka) "tantum", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus; "tantummodo", Junius & Tremellius, Schmidt.

Psalms 62:1 In-Context

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 5:3; Psalms 33:20
  • 2. ver 5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
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