Confidence in God’s Salvation
For the music director, on Jeduthun.#One of David’s musicians (1 Chr 16:41)
A psalm of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1Only for God my soul waits in silence.
From him is my salvation.
2Only he is my rock and my salvation,
my high stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3How long will you attack a man?
All of you will be shattered#Or “All of you shatter him”
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence.
4They only#This word appears first in the Hebrew verse. plan to thrust him down from his high position;
they are pleased with deception.
With their mouths#Hebrew “his mouth” they bless,
but inwardly#Literally “in the midst of them” they curse. Selah
5Only for God wait in silence, O my soul,
because my hope is from him.
6Only he is my rock and my salvation,
my high stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
7On God rests my salvation and my glory;
God#Or “In God” is my strong rock, my refuge.
8Trust him at all times, O people;
pour out before him your heart.
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9Only a vapor#Or “breath” are men of low degree,
a deception are men of high degree.
Weighed#Literally “To go up” in a balance,
together they are lighter than a vapor.
10Do not trust in extortion,
and do not put vain confidence in robbery.
If wealth increases,
do not set your heart on it.
11Once God has spoken;
twice I have heard this:
that strength belongs to God.
12And to you belongs loyal love, O Lord,
because you will render to each according to his work.