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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book II
God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
[1]  MY soul waiteth 1 in silence for God only:
From him cometh my salvation.
[2]  He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
[3]  How long will ye set upon a man,
That 2 ye may slay him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
[4]  They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.  [Selah
[5]  My soul, wait 3 thou in silence for God only;
For my expectation is from him.
[6]  He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
[7]  With 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, 4 and men of high degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity. 5
[10]  Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
[11]  God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this,
That power belongeth unto God.
[12]  Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth lovingkindness;
For thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Note 1. Heb. is silent unto God. [back]
Note 2. Or, as otherwise read, Ye shall be slain &c. . [back]
Note 3. Heb. be thou silent unto God. [back]
Note 4. Heb. a breath. [back]
Note 5. Heb. a breath. [back]


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