(A psalm by David for Jeduthun, the music leader.) God Is Powerful and Kind 62 1Only God can save me, and I calmly wait for[U] him. 2God alone is the mighty rock[V] that keeps me safe and the fortress where I am secure. 3I feel like a shaky fence or a sagging wall. How long will all of you attack and assault me? 4You want to bring me down from my place of honor. You love to tell lies, and when your words are kind, hatred hides in your heart. 5Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him. 6God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure. 7God saves me and honors me. He is that mighty rock where I find safety. 8Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each of your concerns. God is our place of safety. 9We humans are only a breath; none of us are truly great. All of us together weigh less than a puff of air. 10Don't trust in violence or depend on dishonesty or rely on great wealth. 11I heard God say two things: “I am powerful, 12 and I am very kind.” The Lord rewards each of us according to what we do.
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