To the director of Je·duʹthun.* A melody of David. 62 Indeed toward God is my soul [waiting in] silence.*+From him my salvation is.+ 2 Indeed he is my rock and my salvation, my secure height;+I shall not be made to totter very much.+ 3 How long will YOU carry on frantically against the man whom YOU would murder?+All of YOU are like a leaning wall, a stone wall that is being pushed in.+ 4 Indeed they give advice so as to allure from one’s own dignity;+They take pleasure in a lie.+With their mouth they bless, but inside themselves they call down evil.+ Seʹlah. 5 Indeed toward God wait silently, O my soul,+Because from him is my hope.+ 6 Indeed he is my rock and my salvation, my secure height;+I shall not be made to totter.+ 7 Upon God are my salvation and my glory.+My strong rock, my refuge is in God.+ 8 Trust in him at all times, O people.+Before him pour out YOUR heart.+God is a refuge for us.+ Seʹlah. 9 Indeed the sons of earthling man* are an exhalation,+The sons of mankind* are a lie.+When laid upon the scales they are all together lighter than an exhalation.+ 10 Do not put YOUR trust in defrauding,+Nor become vain in sheer robbery.+In case the means of maintenance should thrive, do not set YOUR heart [on them].+ 11 Once God has spoken, twice I have heard even this,+That strength belongs to God.+ 12 Also loving-kindness belongs to you, O Jehovah,*+For you yourself pay back to each one* according to his work.+
^ See 39:Sup ftn.
^ “Silence,” M; by a slight adjustment in vowel pointing, “keeping silent.”
^ “Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ Or, “man.” Heb., ʼish.
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.
^ Or, “to a man.” Heb., leʼishʹ.