Psalm 62:4

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.a

Read Psalm 62:4 Using Other Translations

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah
They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. Interlude

What does Psalm 62:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 62:4

They only consult to cast [him] down from his excellency
Either from the excellency of God, from his greatness, and from his height, as Kimchi; or from his grace, as the Arabic version: that is, they consulted to discourage him from looking to God, his rock and fortress, and from trusting in him; or rather, from his own excellency, from what high estate of dignity and honour he was advanced to, or designed for, namely his kingly office. Saul and his courtiers consulted how to prevent his coming to the throne, and Absalom and Ahithophel how to pull him down from it, and seize his crown and kingdom; which latter best agrees with the expression here;

they delight in lies;
in making and in spreading them, in order to hurt his character, and give his subjects an ill opinion of him; and thereby alienate their affections from him, and weaken their allegiance and obedience to him; see ( Revelation 22:15 ) ;

they bless with their mouth:
saying, God bless the king, or save the king:

but they curse inwardly;
they curse the king in their hearts, and when by themselves in private, when they imagine nobody hears them; see ( Ecclesiastes 10:20 ) .

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

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