Psalms - Chapter 62




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

1 <To the chief music-maker. After Jeduthun. A Psalm. Of David.> My soul, put all your faith in God; for from him comes my salvation.

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

2 He only is my Rock and my salvation; he is my high tower; I will 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.

3 How long will you go on designing evil against a man? running against him as against a broken wall, which is on the point of falling?

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.

4 Their only thought is to put him down from his place of honour; their delight is in deceit: blessing is in their mouths but cursing in their hearts. (Selah.)

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

5 My soul, put all your faith in God; for from him comes my hope.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

6 He only is my Rock and my salvation; he is my high tower; I will not be greatly moved.

7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

7 In God is my salvation, and my glory; the Rock of my strength, and my safe place.

8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

8 Have faith in him at all times, you people; let your hearts go flowing out before him: God is our safe place. (Selah.)

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

9 Truly men of low birth are nothing, and men of high position are not what they seem; if they are put in the scales together they are less than a breath.

10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

10 Have no faith in the rewards of evil-doing, or in profits wrongly made: if your wealth is increased, do not put your hopes on it.

11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

11 Once has God said, twice has it come to my ears, that power is God's:

12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

12 And mercy, O Lord, is yours, for you give to every man the reward of his work.




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