Confidence in God's Protection HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David. 62 1I wait patiently for God to save me; I depend on him alone. 2He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated. 3How much longer will all of you attack someone who is no stronger than a broken-down fence? 4You only want to bring him down from his place of honor; you take pleasure in lies. You speak words of blessing, but in your heart you curse him. 5I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him. 6He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated. 7My salvation and honor depend on God; he is my strong protector; he is my shelter. 8Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge. 9Human beings are all like a puff of breath; great and small alike are worthless. Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing; they are lighter than a mere breath. 10Don't put your trust in violence; don't hope to gain anything by robbery; even if your riches increase, don't depend on them. 11More than once I have heard God say that power belongs to him 12 and that his love is constant. You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.
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