They resemble each other even more closely than appears from the English version, for the ‘truly’ of the first, and the ‘only’ of the second clause, are the same word; and in each case it stands in the same place, namely, at the beginning. Take this in connection with the word "only" repeated with such emphasis and meaning, and we may understand the silence as deeply expressive. 2. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. God has spoken once, Psalms 9:9; Psalms 57:2; Psalms 94:22, etc.). 1. It is closely linked with covenant-keeping, hence the modern translations, steadfast love or ‘true love.’” (Kidner), iii. In the world, in society, in the Church, our reputation may stand high, but if our reputation and our character—which is what we are really and in the sight of God—do not agree, we are but hypocrites and liars. b. EMPLOYED FOR THE HIGHEST INTERESTS OF MEN. If it came he was pleased, but he knew that ultimately this great covenant love [mercy] belonged to God. v. “This tender attribute sweetens the grand thought of his power: the divine strength will not crush us, but will be used for our good; God is so full of mercy that it belongs to him, as if all the mercy in the universe came from God, and still was claimed by him as his possession.” (Spurgeon), vi. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 62. www.easyenglish.bible. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. But if we trust in God, then our strength will not fail. The "two ways" (cf. iii. There is a sweet and profitable lesson taught us in Psalms 62 and 63. The perfection of trust in God. RANK. The heart is ever prone to divide its confidence between God and the creature. EXPRESSION OF THE SOUL'S COMPLETE ACQUIESCENCE. They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly; literally, they bless with his mouth, which may be explained as meaning either, "They bless, each of them, with his mouth" (Kay, Cheyne), or "they Bless through the mouth of their leader "—i.e. “David says that he has learned two lessons: that God is strong and that God is loving.” (Boice). It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. A Psalm of David. The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician.To Jeduthun. Psalm 62:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8. "I shall not be moved." Trust in him at all times, ye people. He encourages the faithful, and warns the wicked, by the declaration that men of every sort "are but vanity"—have no strength, no permanence—while power belongs only to God. Since power belongs to God, David refused to look for strength anywhere else. The God of mercy would reward their goodness (even on a relative measure) as the world ignored or rejected it. Psalm 62. is a . not moved, or shaken in my faith, at all. “This is the only truly worthy representation of God. His will is holy and good, and all our "expectation is from him." The Rock of my strength, and my Refuge, is in God (comp. What a comfort in this unbosoming of ourselves! As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. Trust. “1 Timothy 6:17ff. Psalms 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. to bring ~ STRENGTH ~ ~ ENCOURAGEMENT ~ and ~ STEADFASTNESS ~ to the reader's soul. They are altogether lighter than vanity; or, altogether made out of vanity (Kay); i.e. It rests as a beneficent influence on God's people, for time and for eternity.—W.F. In the material, the mental, and the spiritual world he is ever working, animating, upholding, and controlling all things for the advancement of his own holy ends and for the highest good of his creatures. We may request cookies to be set on your device. 1. The remedy counselled is twofold. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency; i.e. Trust not in oppression (comp. “Riches are themselves transient things; therefore they should have but our transient thoughts.” (Caryl, cited in Spurgeon), v. “As we must not rest in men, so neither must we repose in money. We have here two corresponding clauses, each beginning a section of the psalm. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. All around us we see evidences of power. He exhorts others to the same perfect trust. Words in boxes are from the Bible. Who wrote the Psalm and when is impossible to … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 62:5-12" God, i.e; is the only ultimate Source of all power. II. For thou renderest to every man according to his work. Otherwise there is no difference. "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of God" (Matthew 5:20).—W.F. He also is rich in mercy. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. God is the common Refuge and Salvation for all who will trust him, because he "careth" for all. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; he is my Defence; I shall not be moved. 62 For … 25:1 Jeduthun. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. The psalm offers a warning not to let one's power erode one's trust in God. To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God. SUPERSCRIPTION: For the Chief Musician. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. These short commentaries are based on Level A EasyEnglish (about 1200 word vocabulary) by Gordon Churchyard. We must "wait only upon God." It is David who is viewed by his enemies as a bulged wall (see Isaiah 30:15) or a tottering fence, which it requires only a strong push to throw down. i. Mercy translates one of the great words of the Old Testament, hesed. THE SENSE OF BEING BACKED BY THE POWER OF GOD. "Knighthoods and honours borne without desert are titles but of scorn" (Shakespeare). How long will you assail a person, will you batter your victim, all of you, III. Psalms 62 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon Commentary on Psalm 62:1-7 (Read Psalm 62:1-7) We are in the way both of duty and comfort, when our souls wait upon God; when we cheerfully give up ourselves, and all our affairs, to his will and wisdom; when we leave ourselves to all the ways of his providence, and patiently expect the event, with full satisfaction in his goodness. Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. If we find ourselves in a precarious legal situation, our first and best action is to seek the counsel of a lawyer. 1. How long will ye imagine mischief agaiust a man? Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; or, loving kindness. "Men of high degree" (beney ish) are no better—they are "a lie"—an unreality—a fading, false illusion. (Psalms 62:8-12.) All men have their trials. “The power of God is more than the strength of the adversaries; the mercy of God is equal to dealing with all the need of the failing soul.” (Morgan). Psalm 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13. REFUTATION. ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. The psalm divides into three stanzas, each of four verses, the break between the first and second and between the third and fourth being notified by the usual pause mark, "Selah.". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. THIS psalm, like so many, is the cry of an afflicted one—a man of high position, whom his enemies seek to destroy, or, if that be not possible, to thrust down from his dignity (Psalms 62:3, Psalms 62:4). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 62 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: In the midst of adversity––beset by enemies––the psalmist declares his faith in God. (Arabic) تفاسير – اللغة العربية, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Jon Bloom Feb 7, 2020 30.9K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. A Psalm of David. The true way is to trust in God. It is true that, as God works by means, he of necessity limits himself. 1. It is a matter of etiquette. The psalmist's confidence has increased. Hence there is the stillness of content (Psalms 62:5-8). Verse 12 is quoted in Matthew 16:27 and Romans 2:6. Psalm 1; Deut. "Expectation" here takes the place of "salvation" in Psalms 62:1. Psalms 42:4; Psalms 142:2, etc. So all strong in the love of God and in the confidence that right must triumph in the end, will suffer rather than sin, and die rather than be false to Christ (Hebrew Psalms 12:1, Psalms 12:2).—W.F. III. What others think of us is of importance. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. “Whether rightly or wrongly won, they are wrongly used if they are trusted in.” (Maclaren), iv. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. It always intensifies the word or phrase to which it is attached—"only upon God"—"only he"—"only from his excellency"—"only vanity." But though they should be obtained lawfully, they bring great responsibilities and risks, and often prove a delusion and a mockery (1 Timothy 6:9). Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Psalm 62:2. c. For You render to each one according to his work: We don’t normally think of this as an expression of God’s mercy. That power belongeth unto God. But in everything we may see his mercy and truth. Our spiritual life is in danger from numerous foes. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. In further proof of the Davidical authorship may be urged "the earnestness of thought, the depth and force of religious feeling," and "the vigour and sublimity of the language" (Canon Cook). They are in danger of putting their trust in objects that are vain and worthless. The soul says, "I can trust and wait. This psalm has nothing in it directly either of prayer or praise, nor does it appear upon what occasion it was penned, nor whether upon any particular occasion, whether mournful or joyful. In the darkness and in the light, in adversity as won as prosperity; when he hides his face as when he makes his countenance to shine upon us. The translated Bible text has yet … For thou renderest to every man according to his work. "Power belongeth unto God," and that power is pledged in behalf of his people. He will not only answer, but magnify his "power" and his "mercy" in our deliverance. Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. For Jeduthun. "Silent unto God"—so the word "waiteth" may be interpreted. He is my Defence; or, my High Tower, my Strong Hold. I. Psalms 62. Psalm 62 Song of Trust in God Alone. Psalm 62. III. A Psalm by David. Psalms 62, and 63 compared. Psalm 62 an inspirational page not a commentary. But in good hands it is a blessing. Yet David had in mind the good man or woman whose goodness is despised by this world. Chapter 62 This psalm has nothing in it directly either of prayer or praise, nor does it appear upon what occasion it was penned, nor whether upon any particular occasion, whether mournful or joyful. He only is my Rock (comp. There is everything in him to inspire confidence and hope. Gain and fame are only so much foam of the sea.” (Spurgeon), vi. "Of Divine power all nature speaks; the knowledge of God's mercy rests mainly on revelation" (Kay). Psalm 62 – My Only Rock, My Only Salvation. Ahithophel (Canon Cook). RICHES. From him cometh my salvation (comp. 1. They only consult to cast him down from his excellency; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly; He only is my Rock and my Salvation; he is my Defence; I shall not be moved, The Rock of my strength, and my Refuge, is in God. The Study Bookmark for Psalms 42-72 (Book II): [ view sample ] 1 per page [ pdf ] 4 per page [ pdf ] Introduction. Scripture: Psalms 62:1-12 Denomination: Baptist Summary: David gives us clear encouragement in the 62nd Psalm about seeking God for total comfort, that He alone is the provider we need; and that in Him is found spectacular rewards IF we will obey Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken. It is well to be self-reliant. And my Salvation (so Psalms 18:2; Psalms 27:1; Psalms 118:14, Psalms 118:21). To Jeduthan. From the thought of his bitter enemies and their wicked machinations against him, the psalmist returns to expressions of his own full confidence in God—first falling back on almost the identical words of his opening stanza (comp. Trust in God puts things in their right places; inspires courage and fortitude; ennobles and satisfies our whole being (Psalms 62:5-7). "Power without love is brutality, and love without power is weakness;" but when both are combined they are the guarantee of righteous rule, and that God will "reward every man according to his work."—S. Comp. Fear of the former will beget desire of the later.” (Horne), (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. To # 1 Chr. THE REVELATION ON WHICH HIS TRUST WAS GROUNDED. There is the—. that was written . There has been a struggle. ii. What have we that we have not received? Those who "oppress" and "rob" are, consequently, not to be feared—there is no strength in riches—God alone determines the issues of things. Twice I have heard this: But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Heaps epithet on epithet, denoting the sense of safety. We may be "moved." He himself is full of trust in God, and calmly confident that his enemies cannot succeed (Psalms 62:1, Psalms 62:2, Psalms 62:5-7). The word here is not a boast, but an expression of confidence in God. God's power is in Christ—for our redemption (Romans 1:4; Acts 10:38; Ephesians 1:19; Matthew 28:18; John 17:2). They delight in lies. Even at the worst times, God had always some faithful ones in Israel—a "remnant" (Isaiah 1:9); and men of this sort clung to David through all his perils, and were sufficiently numerous to constitute a "people" (see 2 Samuel 18:1-6). You can check these in your browser security settings. 62 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. David knew power belongs to God, but that God is a God of love who is loyal and good to His people. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. ONLY AND EARLY. For my expectation is from him. SECURING THE ETERNAL BLESSEDNESS OF THE GOOD. 30:15,19) also asserts the same. When God rewards well doing, it is Still of his mercy, since no man can claim that he deserves reward. "From experience and the Bible, we learn that this world and the people in it are unreliable. Compare the opening words of the psalm, which are nearly identical. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. His enemies rushed upon him to overthrow him as if he were a bowing wall or a tottering fence. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; As is often the case, the worship leader is faced with the choice of reading the entire psalm or of going with only the selected verses. i. It is characteristic of David to join the "people" with himself in all his fears and in all his hopes. God alone is capable of using power in the wisest manner, and for the best and holiest ends. There may have been disappointments from men, but there is hope in God. I. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. 3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? The psalm selection for the third Sunday after Epiphany is 62:5-12. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. The psalm falls into three stanzas, the first two ending with “Selah.” The first section (62:1-4) we may label “Composure in threatening times.” The second section (62:5-8) is “Composure reaffirmed.” The final section (62:9-12) is “Contrast,” where … Some trust in themselves; others in their fellow men; others, in the laws of nature. God is his rock, his salvation, and his fortress. (Psalms 62:3.) “The second attribute used to be translated ‘mercy’, but verse 12 makes it particularly clear that this word (hesed) has its basis in what is true and dependable. It is well to take advantage of the wisdom and help of others. Used by Permission. The psalmist, like a mighty eagle, poises himself on the wings of his faith at a great height above the dangers that threatened him, and feels safe. We are susceptible to influence. ye shall be slain all of you: as […] God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this (comp. "At all times." Psalms 62:6, where, with still greater confidence, the waiter declares, "I shall not be moved," i.e. IV. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Identical with Psalms 62:2, except in the omission of the single word "greatly." I. "Commentary on Psalms 62:4". He only is my rock — He hath been so often; in him I have found shelter, and strength, and succour; he hath, by his grace, supported me under, and delivered me out of my troubles, and by his providence he has defended me from my enemies, and therefore I trust he will still support, deliver, and defend me. Some indication of the "lies" circulated against David at this Time is given in 2 Samuel 15:3-5; 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 16:8. Truly he is my rock and m Thus, I consider it a mixed-genre Psalm. "High Tower, Rock," etc. Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; rather, only vanity—or, nought but vanity—are men of low degree; common men, as we call them—mere sons of Adam. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. 3. EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION. When we do as the Lord commands, we shall "see the salvation of God."—W.F. i. “Man neither helps us nor rewards us; God will do both.” (Spurgeon), ii. a. Job; Psalms 37 and 73). RECORD OF CONFLICT. God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that power belongs to God: This truth was deeply ingrained in David’s soul. He feels now that, whatever his enemies may attempt, he will not be shaken at all. SIGN OF FAITH. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I … If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. The last phrase is new. In favor of reading the entire psalm is the repetition in verses 1 and 5 … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 62:5-12" That God has universal power. The man of "low degree" before men may be of "high degree" before God. Uses New Testament. He silently trusts in God as Salvation. "At all times." "He only"must be … Job 33:14). II. We shall stand "steadfast and immovable" in the surges of the waves and the violence of the storm. Jeduthun was among those "In God we live and move and have our being.". "Here the psalmist becomes didactic" (Professor Cheyne). The true honour is that which cometh from God only. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. He is the Force of all forces. Bibliography InformationExell, Joseph S; Spence-Jones, Henry Donald Maurice. FORESHADOWING OF VICTORY. Selah. The psalmist feels that the God who saves him, at the same time sheds on him glory and honour. A psalm of David. Paul said, "None of these things move me" (Acts 20:24). The God who has given salvation in the past is the Being from whom it is expected in the future. I stand silently before the Lord, waiting for him to rescue me. The Mosaic law asserted wealth, health, and success to covenant obedience (cf. It is well to act in the line of law, and in dependence upon the settled order of things with which we are connected. It is hinted (Psalms 62:10) that if riches increase, it may be by "oppression" and "robbery." II. Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. 62:11-12 This last strophe addresses the theological issue of how it is that the unrighteous prosper (cf. Gordon Churchyard. “To all mankind, therefore, the prophet here recommendeth meditation on these two most interesting subject; the ‘power’ of God to punish sin, and his ‘mercy’ to pardon it. EXPOSITION. Commentary for Psalms 62 . God will not only hear, but have pity. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? iv. Ye shall be slain all of you; rather, that ye may crush him, all of you together. Precedence among men does not depend on moral worth. Who so fit to give this counsel—as to trust and prayer—as the man who is speaking from the depths of his own experience, and from the abiding convictions of his own heart (2 Corinthians 4:13; 1 John 1:1-3)!—W.F. Psalms 61:2, and the comment ad loc.). In some ways it sounds more like God’s judgment. "They only consult to cast [him] down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their … They are tempted. Does not pray, but confidently trusts, as a child in his father. Through repetition he understood that power belongs to God and to none other. Words marked with a *star are described in the word list at the end. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Psalms 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. To be laid in the balance; rather, in the balance, they go up (Hupfeld, Ewald Hitzig, Revised Version). Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy: Gratefully, David understood that God’s nature was much more than power. 2. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. The true riches are not in the hand, but in the heart; not in the abundance of things outward, but in faith and love and good works—in being "rich toward God" (Luke 12:21). It so far settles our place and our influence in society. The position of the Christian is in constant danger. In God is my salvation and my glory. God is the true and only Being worthy of supreme trust. Psalms 35:3; Psalms 37:39; Psalms 65:5, etc.). Psalm 63 – Love Better than Life. The hope of the conspirators under Absalom was in their united strength. It is evident that the psalm contains nothing but what is suitable to the character of David, to whom the "title" assigns it; and further, that it accords well with his circumstance, when the revolt of Absalom was imminent. ", II. You can also change some of your preferences. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 62:9: Psalm 146:3 Romans 8:7 Psalms 62:8 : Psalms 62:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 27-30). That power belongs to God. Truly my soul finds rest in God;my salvation comes from him. IV. Psalm 62#In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.For the director of music. (Psalms 62:11, Psalms 62:12.). Psalms SILENCE TO GOD Psalm 62:1, Psalm 62:5. If disappointed, they are apt to get soured and hardened in sin. That God is filled also with loving kindness. Truly my soul waiteth upon God; rather, my soul waiteth only upon God (Revised Version). 2. He is to be trusted at all times. This power is quickening (Ephesians 2:1), regulating (Acts 9:1-9), energizing (Philippians 4:19), elevating (Ephesians 1:19), consoling (2 Corinthians 12:9). For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. To the Chief Musician. My Soul Waits for God Alone. Most people would like to be rich. A Prayer. The title of this psalm is, A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. But in it, The writer warns them against trusting in their power to oppress, since such strength as they have is not their own, but lent them by God. 2. There is a time to "stand still" (Exodus 14:13); and there is a time to "go forward" (Exodus 14:15). This meant that David had no expectation of mercy from man. Power without love is brutality. may be alluding to this verse in its own careful treatment of the subject.” (Kidner). When a thing is spoken twice, then assurance is made doubly sure. Psalm 62. Prayer. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. If we need strength, we are to seek it, not in robbery or riches, but in God, who is Almighty. 1 Truly # Ps. III. Psalm 62:7 Or / … Attack him, that is—seek to do him grievous hurt, as ye are attacking me. 33:20 my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. Power without love is brutality, and love without power is weakness. Peter said, in effect, "I shall not be moved," and he was put to shame. This is too evident for dispute; but, in the view of the psalmist, this is not the worst. The class that supported Absalom was the class of oppressors in Israel, whom David kept under and restrained as far as possible. We must sacrifice self before we can say, in the silence of our hearts, "All is well.". 1897. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … All this is so far good. 62. Pour out your heart before him (comp. 3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ): God is a Refuge for us (comp. With their mouths they … Even with man, in sight of all his works, boasting is excluded. Peace has not been won without a hard fight, and "strong crying and tears." Power is the strong foundation of love, and love is the beauty and the crown of power.” (Perowne, cited in Boice), vii. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. they have no other thought but this—to cast me down from my high station, while I have no other thought but to trust in God, and to look to him for support and protection (Psalms 62:1, Psalms 62:2, Psalms 62:6). The initial word, ak ( אַךְ), which occurs six times in this psalm (Psalms 62:1, Psalms 62:2, Psalms 62:4, Psalms 62:5, Psalms 62:6, Psalms 62:9), is best translated "only" in every instance. His life was in danger. Do not suppose that God will allow you to continue oppressing and robbing. THE EXULTING PROSPECT OF FINAL VICTORY. II. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. This is why David was so determined to trust in God and God alone. Unto him belongs mercy, or loving kindness—a quality which leads him not only to forgive men their transgressions, but to "reward" them, when, by his assisting grace, they have done good works. Psalm of David . This will never do. AN EXPRESSION OF PERSONAL CONFIDENCE IN GOD. Even when wealth accumulates naturally, and not as the result of ill-doing, it is not a thing to be trusted or set store by. How God may work we cannot surely tell, but we wait for light. (Psalms 62:4.) It may perhaps be better translated as love, lovingkindness, or loyal love. Audio Commentary: Psalm 62 Psalm 62 1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. Much of it can be traced to man. Just as men could and should look to God for power, so they should look to Him for mercy. 2. His kingly dignity was threatened. taken from Psalm 62. Book 1 (Psalms 1 - 41) » Psalms 1-41 in one file [or download in RTF format] ... Psalm 62: Only God! We need 2 cookies to store this setting. For salvation comes from him alone. Psalm 62 is the 62nd psalm from the Book of Psalms.In the slightly different numbering system of the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 61.It is attributed to King David.. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 62 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. there is no substance, no solidity, in them. To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Most commentators believe it to belong either to David’s wilderness years before he came to the throne of Israel, or to his brief exile from the throne in the rebellion of Absalom. Such a belief is a vain illusion. Covenant-Keeping, hence the modern translations, steadfast love or ‘true love.’” ( Kidner ) good his. Stand silently before the Lord, belongeth mercy ; or, rely not vainly on robbery ( Kay ) ;... 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