For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
1It is surely true that I find my rest in God. He is the God who saves me.2It is surely true that he is my rock. He is the God who saves me. He is like a fort to me. I will always be secure.3How long will you enemies attack me? Will all of you throw me down? I’m like a leaning wall. I’m like a fence about to fall.4Surely my enemies only want to pull me down from my place of honour. They take delight in telling lies. They bless me with what they say. But in their hearts they ask for bad things to happen to me.5Yes, I must find my rest in God. He is the God who gives me hope.6It is surely true that he is my rock and the God who saves me. He is like a fort to me, so I will always be secure.7I depend on God to save me and to honour me. He is my mighty rock and my place of safety.8Trust in him at all times, you people. Tell him all your troubles. God is our place of safety.9Surely ordinary people are only a breath. Important people are not what they seem to be. If they were weighed on a scale, they wouldn’t amount to anything. Together they are only a breath.10Don’t trust in money you have taken from others. Don’t put false hope in things you have stolen. Even if your riches grow, don’t put your trust in them.11God, I have heard you say two things. One is that power belongs to you, God.12The other is that your love, Lord, never ends. You will reward everyone in keeping with what they have done.
English Standard Version
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)