1For the leader. Set in the style of Y’dutun. A psalm of David:
2My soul waits in silence for God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
3He alone is my rock and salvation,
my stronghold; I won’t be greatly moved.
4How long will you assail a person
in order to murder him, all of you,
as if he were a sagging wall
or a shaky fence?
5They only want to shake him from his height,
they take delight in lying —
with their mouths they bless,
but inwardly they curse. (Selah)
6My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
because my hope comes from him.
7He alone is my rock and salvation,
my stronghold; I won’t be moved.
8My safety and honor rest on God.
My strong rock and refuge are in God.
9Trust in him, people, at all times;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. (Selah)
10Ordinary folks are merely a breath
and important people a sham;
if you lay them on a balance-scale, they go up —
both together are lighter than nothing.
11Don’t put your trust in extortion,
don’t put false hopes in robbery;
even if wealth increases,
don’t set your heart on it.
12God has spoken once, I have heard it twice:
strength belongs to God.
13Also to you, Adonai, belongs grace;
for you reward all as their deeds deserve.