1To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.3How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.4They only consult to cast 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 defence; I shall not be moved.7In 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: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them .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.
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My Soul Waits for God Alone
1To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. (Ps 33:20; Ps 37:7; Ps 39:1)2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. (Ps 9:9; Ps 10:6; Ps 18:2)3How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? (Isa 30:13)4They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. (Job 13:11; Ps 28:3)5For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Ps 62:1)6He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. (Ps 62:2)7On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (Ps 3:8; Ps 14:6)8Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. (Ps 37:3; Ps 42:4; Ps 62:7)9Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. (Ps 39:5; Ps 116:11; Isa 40:17)10Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. (Ps 49:6; Pr 1:10; Lu 12:15)11Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, (Job 33:14; Job 40:5; Ps 59:9; Ps 59:17; Re 19:1)12and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work. (Job 34:11; Ps 86:5; Ps 86:15; Ps 103:8; Da 9:9)