Psalm 62

This is a song that David wrote for the music leader, Jeduthun.

Only God can save me!

1 I will be patient as I wait for God to help me.

He is the only one who can make me safe.

2 He alone is the strong rock

where I can hide and be safe.

With him, nothing will make me fall.

3 How long will you all continue to attack me?

I am just one man,

and you want to kill me!

You want to knock me down,

like a weak wall or a fence that is falling down.

62:3fence A wall made of wood, not stones.

4 You only want to push me off my high place.

You love to tell lies to deceive people.

When you say words to bless people,

you are cursing them in your thoughts.

Selah.

5 I must be patient as I wait for God to help me.

He is the only one that I can trust for help.

6 He alone is the strong rock

where I can hide and be safe.

With him, nothing will make me fall.

7 It is God who has kept me safe,

and he has made me great.

He is the strong place

where I can hide and be safe.

8 Yes, my friends,

you should always trust in God!

Tell him about all the troubles in your thoughts.

God is our safe place to hide!

Selah.

9 People are only as light as a breath!

Whoever they are, they are not important.

If you try to weigh them, all together,

they weigh less than a breath of air.

62:9David understands that God can choose to do what he wants to do with people. They are not important so that they can stand against God. All people need to trust God to save them because of his special love. They are not able to save themselves.

10 Do not cheat people,

or rob them to get money!

That will not give you anything

that you can trust to help you.

Even if you become very rich,

do not think it is important.

11 I have heard God speak his truth

once, no twice!

God has great strength.

12 And also, Lord, you have a faithful love.

You pay back to everybody what they should get

for the things that they have done.