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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalm 62:1-12

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.+   Indeed he is my rock and my salvation, my secure height;+ I shall not be made to totter very much.+   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.+   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.   Indeed toward God wait silently, O my soul,+ Because from him is my hope.+   Indeed he is my rock and my salvation, my secure height;+ I shall not be made to totter.+   Upon God are my salvation and my glory.+ My strong rock, my refuge is in God.+   Trust in him at all times, O people.+ Before him pour out YOUR heart.+ God is a refuge for us.+ Seʹlah.   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.