For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1My soul waiteth only upon God:
From him cometh my salvation.
2He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
3How long will ye set upon a man,
That ye may slay him, all of you,
Like a bowing wall, like a tottering fence?
4They only consult to thrust him down from his excellency;
They delight in lies:
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah
5My soul, wait thou only upon God;
For my expectation is from him.
6He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower;
I shall not be moved.
7With God is my salvation and my glory:
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8Trust in him at all times, ye people;
Pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity.
10Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
11God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this;
That power belongeth unto God:
12Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy:
For thou renderest to every man according to his work.