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The second book of Psalms, song 62, New English Translation

Psalm 62


   For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David.
   1 For God alone I patiently wait; he is the one who delivers me.
   2 He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not be upended.
   3 How long will you threaten a man? All of you are murderers, as dangerous as a leaning wall or an unstable fence.
   4 They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly they utter curses. (Selah)
   5 Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! For he is the one who gives me confidence.
   6 He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not be upended.
   7 God delivers me and exalts me; God is my strong protector and my shelter.
   8 Trust in him at all times, you people! Pour out your hearts before him! God is our shelter! (Selah)
   9 Men are nothing but a mere breath; human beings are unreliable. When hey are weighed in the scales, all of them together are lighter than air.
   10 Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!
   11 God has declared one principle; two principles I have heard: God is strong,
   12 and you, O LORD, demonstrate loyal love. For you repay men for what they do.
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