Psalms 62:5

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

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Psalms 62:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 God, the one and only - I'll wait as long as he says. Everything I hope for comes from him, so why not?
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from him.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 I will find my rest in God alone. He is the One who gives me hope.

Psalms 62:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 62:5

My soul, wait thou only upon God
Be silent and subject to him, acquiesce in his providences, rest in him patiently and quietly, wait for his salvation; (See Gill on Psalms 62:1); perhaps some new temptation might arise, and David's soul began to be uneasy and impatient; for frames are very changeable things; and therefore he encourages it to be still and quiet, and patiently wait on the Lord, and on him only:

for my expectation [is] from him;
or "my hope", as the Targum; the grace of hope is from the Lord, and the thing hoped for is from him; he is the author and the object of it; and his word of promise encourages to the exercise of it; or "my patience"; as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions. The grace of patience is from the Lord; the means of it is his word; and it is exercised, tried, and increased by afflictions sent and sanctified by him; and "expectation" is nothing else than these graces in exercise, a waiting patiently for things hoped for Old Testament saints expected the first coming of Christ; New Testament saints expect his second coming; and all expect good things from him in time and eternity; nor shall their expectation fail and perish; and therefore is a reason why their souls should wait only on the Lord.

Psalms 62:5 In-Context

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.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

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