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Psalm 62

A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God

To the Chief Musician. To aJeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1 Truly bmy soul silently waits for God;

From Him comes my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation;

He is my 1defense;

I shall not be greatly cmoved. 2

3 How long will you attack a man?

You shall be slain, all of you,

dLike a leaning wall and a tottering fence.

4 They only consult to cast him down from his high position;

They edelight in lies;

They bless with their mouth,

But they curse inwardly.


5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,

For my 3expectation is from Him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation;

He is my defense;

I shall not be 4moved.

7 fIn God is my salvation and my glory;

The rock of my strength,

And my refuge, is in God.

8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;

gPour out your heart before Him;

God is a refuge for us.


9 hSurely men of low degree are 5a vapor,

Men of high degree are a lie;

If they are weighed on the scales,

They are altogether lighter than vapor.

10 Do not trust in oppression,

Nor vainly hope in robbery;

iIf riches increase,

Do not set your heart on them.

11 God has spoken once,

Twice I have heard this:

That power belongs to God.

12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;

For jYou 6render to each one according to his work.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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