1 «To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.» TrulyThough Satan tempted him to murmur against God, yet he bridled his affections, and resting on God's promise.my soul waiteth upon God: from him [cometh] my salvation.
2 It appears by the often repetition of this word, that the prophet endured many temptations by resting on God and by patience he overcame them all.He only [is] my rock and my salvation; [he is] my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will ye imagine mischief against aHe means himself, being the man whom God had appointed to the kingdom.man? ye shall be slain all of you: as aThough you seem to be in honour, yet God will suddenly destroy you.bowing wall [shall ye be, and as] a tottering fence.
4 Yet they consult to cast him downe from his dignitie: their delight is in lies, they blesse with their mouthes, but curse with their hearts. Selah.
5 David was greatly moved by these troubles, therefore he stirs up himself to trust in God.My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation [is] from him.
6 Yet is hee my strength, and my saluation, and my defence: therefore I shall not be mooued.
7 In God [is] my salvation and myThese vehement and often repetitions were necessary to strengthen his faith against the horrible assault of Satan.glory: the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God.
8 Trust in him at all times; [ye] people,He admonishes us of our wicked nature, which would rather hide our sorrow and bite the bridle, than utter our grief to God to obtain remedy.pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Yet the children of men are vanitie, the chiefe men are lies: to lay them vpon a balance they are altogether lighter then vanitie.
10 Trust not in oppression, andGive yourselves wholly to God by putting away all things that are contrary to his law.become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart [upon them].
11 God hath spokenHe has plainly born witness to his power, so that no one needs to doubt it.once; twice have I heard this; that power [belongeth] unto God.
12 Also unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] mercy: for thouSo that the wicked will feel your power, and the godly your mercy.renderest to every man according to his work.