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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 62

Introduction

1David, professing his confidence in God, discourages his enemies.
5In the same confidence he encourages the godly.
9No trust is to be put in worldly things.
11Power and mercy belong to God.

Verse 1

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
(Title
&) Jeduthun.
39:1; 77:1; *titles; 1 Chronicles 16:41,42; 25:1,3
Truly
or, Only.
2,5,6
my soul
25:5; 27:14; 33:20; 40:1; 123:2; 130:5,6; Isaiah 30:18; 40:31; Lamentations 3:25,38; James 5:7
waiteth
Heb. is silent.
37:7; 65:1; *marg:
from
37:39; 68:19,20; 121:2; Isaiah 12:2; Jeremiah 3:23; Luke 2:30-32
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:18 - General; 1 Samuel 23:12 - They will; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; 2 Chronicles 5:12 - Asaph; Psalm 25:3 - wait; Psalm 52:9 - wait; Psalm 60:11 - help; Psalm 89:18 - the Lord is; Psalm 131:2 - quieted; Isaiah 25:9 - Lo; Isaiah 33:2 - be gracious; Isaiah 37:14 - and Hezekiah went; Isaiah 64:4 - waiteth; Daniel 3:17 - our God; Micah 7:7 - wait; Zephaniah 3:8 - wait; Romans 8:25 - with patience; Revelation 8:1 - silence

Verse 2

He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
He only
6; 18:2; 21:1; 27:1; 73:25,26; Deuteronomy 32:30,31; Isaiah 26:4; 32:2
defence
Heb. high place.
59:9,17; *marg:
I shall
37:24; Micah 7:8,9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 23:5 - all my salvation; Psalm 13:4 - when; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Psalm 33:20 - soul; Psalm 38:22 - O Lord; Psalm 42:9 - God; Psalm 46:5 - she; Psalm 55:22 - suffer; Psalm 61:2 - the rock; Psalm 62:1 - Truly; Psalm 62:5 - wait; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 89:18 - the Lord is; Psalm 89:26 - rock; Psalm 94:22 - But; Psalm 112:6 - Surely; Psalm 125:1 - that trust; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Isaiah 25:9 - Lo; Isaiah 30:18 - blessed; Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength; Mark 9:5 - it is; Luke 6:48 - for; Acts 2:25 - I should not; 2 Peter 1:10 - never

Verse 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.
How
4:2; 82:2; Exodus 10:3; 16:28; Proverbs 1:22; 6:9; Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 17:17
imagine
21:11; 38:12; 140:2; Hosea 7:15
ye shall
73:18-20; 1 Samuel 26:10
bowing
Isaiah 30:13,14
Reciprocal: Judges 16:30 - and the house; 1 Samuel 1:14 - How long; 1 Kings 20:7 - seeketh mischief; Psalm 27:2 - wicked; Ezekiel 13:15 - The wall; Daniel 6:6 - assembled together; Mark 9:5 - it is; Acts 24:9 - General

Verse 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.
consult
2:1-3; Matthew 2:3,4,16; 22:15,23,34,35; 26:3,4; 27:1; John 11:47-50; Acts 4:16,17,25-28
delight
52:3; 119:163; Proverbs 6:17; 13:5; Hosea 7:3; John 8:44; Romans 1:32; Revelation 22:15
bless
28:3; 55:21; Luke 20:20
inwardly
Heb. in their inward parts.
5:9; 51:6; Luke 11:39; Romans 7:22
Reciprocal: Psalm 10:7 - full; Psalm 12:2 - flattering; Psalm 27:2 - wicked; Psalm 38:12 - speak; Psalm 144:8 - mouth; Isaiah 59:4 - and speak; Daniel 6:7 - have consulted; Mark 14:1 - by; Luke 14:1 - they; Luke 23:2 - forbidding; Acts 24:9 - General; James 3:9 - Therewith

Verse 5

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
soul
42:5,11; 43:5; 103:1,2; 104:1,35; 146:1
wait
1,2; 27:13,14; 37:34; Lamentations 3:24-26; Micah 7:7; Habakkuk 2:3; Zephaniah 3:8; John 6:67-69
my
39:7; 71:5; Jeremiah 17:17; Philippians 1:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:18 - General; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; 2 Kings 6:33 - wait for the; Job 35:14 - trust; Psalm 25:3 - wait; Psalm 33:20 - soul; Psalm 52:9 - wait; Psalm 59:9 - his strength; Psalm 78:7 - set; Psalm 91:2 - in him; Psalm 130:5 - I wait; Isaiah 25:9 - Lo; Isaiah 30:18 - blessed; Isaiah 33:2 - be gracious; Acts 4:24 - they; Romans 8:25 - with patience; Galatians 5:5 - wait; Hebrews 6:19 - both

Verse 6

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
rock
2; 18:31,32; Isaiah 45:17; Hosea 1:7
I shall
16:8; 112:6; Proverbs 10:30; 12:7
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - strength; Job 13:16 - my salvation; Psalm 13:4 - when; Psalm 26:1 - I shall; Psalm 27:1 - salvation; Psalm 33:20 - soul; Psalm 36:11 - hand; Psalm 38:22 - O Lord; Psalm 42:9 - God; Psalm 46:5 - she; Psalm 55:22 - suffer; Psalm 59:9 - his strength; Psalm 61:2 - the rock; Psalm 62:1 - Truly; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 89:18 - the Lord is; Psalm 89:26 - rock; Psalm 92:15 - my rock; Psalm 94:22 - But; Psalm 125:1 - that trust; Psalm 142:5 - Thou art; Nahum 1:7 - strong hold; Acts 2:25 - I should not; Romans 8:25 - with patience; Hebrews 6:19 - both; 2 Peter 1:10 - never

Verse 7

In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
In God
Isaiah 45:25; Jeremiah 3:23; 9:23,24; 1 Corinthians 1:30,31; Galatians 6:14
glory
3:3; 4:2
rock
18:2,46; 94:22; 95:1; Isaiah 26:4
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - strength; Numbers 35:6 - six cities for refuge; Job 13:16 - my salvation; Psalm 21:1 - joy; Psalm 21:5 - glory; Psalm 31:2 - my strong rock; Psalm 35:3 - say; Psalm 42:9 - God; Psalm 46:1 - refuge; Psalm 61:4 - trust; Psalm 71:7 - thou art; Psalm 88:1 - Lord; Psalm 89:26 - rock; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Psalm 142:5 - Thou art; Isaiah 60:19 - thy God; Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength

Verse 8

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Trust
22:4,5; 34:1,2; 47:1-3; Job 13:15; Isaiah 26:4; 50:10; 1 John 2:28
pour
42:4; 102:1; *title; 142:2; 1 Samuel 1:15; Isaiah 26:16; Lamentations 2:19; Philippians 4:6
God
18:2; 46:11; Proverbs 14:26; Hebrews 6:18
Reciprocal: Numbers 35:6 - six cities for refuge; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; 2 Kings 6:27 - whence; Job 35:14 - trust; Psalm 4:5 - put; Psalm 9:9 - The Lord; Psalm 18:3 - I will; Psalm 55:22 - Cast; Psalm 84:12 - blessed; Psalm 86:4 - do; Psalm 112:7 - trusting; Psalm 115:9 - trust; Psalm 118:8 - General; Psalm 119:145 - cried; Proverbs 3:5 - Trust; Proverbs 22:19 - thy; Isaiah 33:2 - be gracious; Jeremiah 20:12 - for; Jeremiah 48:7 - because; Lamentations 3:24 - therefore; Daniel 3:28 - that trusted; Mark 11:22 - Have; Romans 12:12 - continuing; Ephesians 5:19 - making; 1 Timothy 6:17 - but

Verse 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.
Surely
39:5,11; 1 Samuel 18:5,7; 23:12,19,20; 2 Samuel 15:6; Matthew 21:9; John 19:15
of high
55:13,14; 118:9; 1 Samuel 18:21-26; 26:21-25; 2 Samuel 15:31; Romans 3:4
laid
Daniel 5:27
altogether
or, alike. lighter.
Isaiah 40:15,17
Reciprocal: Judges 16:18 - Come up; 1 Samuel 16:21 - loved him; 1 Samuel 30:6 - the people; 2 Samuel 3:12 - Make; 2 Samuel 3:36 - as; 2 Samuel 11:14 - wrote a letter; 2 Samuel 15:13 - The hearts; 2 Samuel 20:2 - every man; Job 6:21 - ye are nothing; Job 7:16 - my days; Job 11:12 - For vain; Psalm 5:9 - For; Psalm 49:2 - General; Psalm 52:7 - trusted; Psalm 118:8 - General; Psalm 144:4 - Man; Psalm 146:3 - Put; Proverbs 19:22 - and; Proverbs 30:8 - Remove; Ecclesiastes 1:2 - General; Ecclesiastes 12:8 - General; Isaiah 2:22 - Cease; Isaiah 5:15 - the mean; Isaiah 47:10 - thou hast trusted; Jeremiah 17:5 - Cursed; Daniel 6:9 - signed; Daniel 11:27 - speak lies; Micah 1:14 - houses; Mark 14:1 - by; 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God; James 1:9 - the brother

Verse 10

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Trust
Job 20:19,29; Isaiah 28:15; 30:12; 47:10; 59:4; Jeremiah 13:25; 17:11
riches
39:6; 52:7; Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8:12-14; Job 27:16-23; 31:24,25; Mark 8:36,37; Mark 10:23; Luke 12:15-21; 1 Timothy 6:17
set
91:14; Proverbs 23:5
Reciprocal: Exodus 7:23 - neither; Deuteronomy 17:17 - neither shall he; 1 Samuel 9:20 - set not; 2 Chronicles 11:16 - set; Job 11:12 - For vain; Job 15:31 - trust; Psalm 49:6 - trust; Psalm 73:12 - they; Proverbs 11:28 - that; Proverbs 18:11 - General; Proverbs 30:8 - Remove; Ecclesiastes 1:2 - General; Ecclesiastes 5:10 - He that; Jeremiah 9:23 - rich; Jeremiah 31:21 - set thine; Jeremiah 49:4 - trusted; Ezekiel 28:5 - and by; Daniel 6:9 - signed; Hosea 10:13 - didst; Hosea 12:8 - Yet; Matthew 6:19 - General; Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness; Mark 10:24 - trust; Luke 12:19 - Soul; Colossians 3:2 - Set; 1 Peter 1:18 - vain

Verse 11

God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
spoken
Job 33:14; 40:5
power
or, strength.
68:34,35; Isaiah 26:4; Matthew 6:13; 28:18; John 19:11; Revelation 19:1
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:4 - Moses; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - power; 2 Chronicles 20:6 - in thine hand; 2 Chronicles 25:8 - God hath power; Job 4:12 - a thing; Job 9:19 - he is strong; Job 33:13 - giveth not account; Job 37:23 - excellent; Psalm 59:9 - his strength; Psalm 66:7 - ruleth; Psalm 89:13 - a mighty arm; Proverbs 18:11 - General; Daniel 2:20 - for wisdom; Daniel 2:37 - power; Nahum 1:3 - great; Matthew 19:26 - but; Luke 8:32 - besought; Romans 13:1 - there; 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God; Revelation 18:8 - for

Verse 12

Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
mercy
86:15; 103:8,17; Exodus 34:6,7; Daniel 9:9,18; Micah 7:18
renderest
Job 34:11; Proverbs 24:12; Jeremiah 32:19; Ezekiel 7:27; 18:30; 33:20; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:8; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:25; 1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 22:12 Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:39 - the Lord; 2 Chronicles 6:30 - render; Job 33:26 - he will; Psalm 28:4 - the work; Proverbs 29:26 - ruler's favour; Isaiah 3:11 - for the reward; Isaiah 59:18 - According; Jeremiah 17:10 - even; Mark 10:48 - have; Luke 18:38 - Jesus; Titus 3:5 - according; Revelation 2:23 - and I will; Revelation 20:12 - according

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 62". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-62.html.