(A psalm by David for Jeduthun, the music leader.)
God Is Powerful and Kind
1Only God can save me,
and I calmly wait for#62.1 calmly wait for: Or “am at peace with.” him.
2God alone is the mighty rock#62.2 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.
that keeps me safe
and the fortress
where I am secure.
3I feel like a shaky fence
or a sagging wall.
How long will all of you
attack and assault me?
4You want to bring me down
from my place of honor.
You love to tell lies,
and when your words are kind,
hatred hides in your heart.
5Only God gives inward peace,
and I depend on him.
6God alone is the mighty rock
that keeps me safe,
and he is the fortress
where I feel secure.
7God saves me and honors me.
He is that mighty rock
where I find safety.
8Trust God, my friends,
and always tell him
each of your concerns.
God is our place of safety.
9We humans are only a breath;
none of us are truly great.
All of us together weigh less
than a puff of air.
10Don't trust in violence
or depend on dishonesty
or rely on great wealth.
11I heard God say two things:
“I am powerful,
12 # Job 34.11Jr 17.10Mt 16.27Ro 2.6Rev 2.23 and I am very kind.”
The Lord rewards each of us
according to what we do.
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