God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression.
For the choir director; according F587 to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1 My R1815 soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is R1816 my salvation.
2 He only is my rock R1817 and my salvation,
My stronghold; R1818 I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will you assail a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning R1819 wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight R1820 in falsehood;
They bless R1821 with their F588 mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah. F589
5 My soul, wait R1822 in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my R1823 rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God my salvation R1824 and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge R1825 is in God.
8 Trust R1826 in Him at all times, O people;
Pour R1827 out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Men of low R1828 degree are only vanity R1829 and men of rank are a lie; R1830
In the balances R1831 they go up;
They are together lighter than breath.
10 Do R1832 not trust in oppression
And do not vainly F590 hope in robbery; R1833
If riches increase, do R1834 not set your heart upon them.
11 Once F591 God has spoken; R1835
Twice F592 I have heard this:
That power R1836 belongs to God;
12 And lovingkindness is R1837 Yours, O Lord,
For You recompense R1838 a man according to his work.
F587: Lit Do Not Destroy
F588: Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
F589: 1+@Sam 19:11
F590: Or May You put me in an inaccessibly high place
F591: Or lain in wait
F592: Lit soul
R1815: Psalms 33:20
R1816: Psalms 37:39
R1817: Psalms 89:26
R1818: Psalms 59:17; 62:6
R1819: Isaiah 30:13
R1820: Psalms 4:2
R1821: Psalms 28:3; 55:21
R1822: Psalms 62:1
R1823: Psalms 62:2
R1824: Psalms 85:9; Jeremiah 3:23
R1825: Psalms 46:1
R1826: Psalms 37:3,5; 52:8; Isaiah 26:4
R1827: 1 Samuel 1:15; Psalms 42:4; Lamentations 2:19
R1828: Psalms 49:2
R1829: Job 1:7:16; Psalms 39:5; Isaiah 40:17
R1830: Psalms 116:11
R1831: Isaiah 40:15
R1832: Isaiah 30:12
R1833: Isaiah 61:8; Ezekiel 22:29; Nahum 3:1
R1834: Job 1:31:25; Psalms 49:6; 52:7; Mark 10:24; Luke 12:15; 1 Timothy 6:10
R1835: Job 1:33:14; 40:5
R1836: Psalms 59:17; Revelation 19:1
R1837: Psalms 86:5; 103:8; 130:7
R1838: Job 1:34:11; Psalms 28:4; Jeremiah 17:10; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:8; Revelation 2:23