Psalm 62 – New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 62[a]

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

  1. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
  2. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
  3. How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
  4. Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.[b]
  5. Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
  6. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
  7. My salvation and my honor depend on God[c]; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
  8. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
  9. Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.
  10. Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
  11. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,
  12. and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”


a. Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.
b. Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8.
c. Psalm 62:7 Or / God Most High is my salvation and my honor

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Psalm 62 – King James Version (KJV)

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.

  1. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: From him cometh my salvation.
  2. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
  3. How 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.
  4. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: They delight in lies: They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
  5. My soul, wait thou only upon God; For my expectation is from him.
  6. He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved.
  7. In God is my salvation and my glory: The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
  8. Trust in him at all times; ye people, Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
  9. Surely 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.
  10. Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
  11. God hath spoken once; Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God.
  12. Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: For thou renderest to every man according to his work.