With his soul, truly and only. A Psalm of David. 1 To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. Psalm 62:1 "Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him [cometh] my salvation." To wait upon God, and for God, is the habitual position of faith; to wait on him truly is sincerity; to wait on him only is spiritual chastity. When we have learnt the blessedness of seeking God "only," we shall be sure to seek him "early." A psalm of David. Psalm 62:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 62:1, NIV: "For the director of music.For Jeduthun. The heart is ever prone to divide its confidence between God and the creature. As if he had said: to me as a man God has put in subjection all his creatures; to me as a king he has subjected the whole of Judaea, the Philistines, the Moabites, Syrians, Idumeans, Ammonites, and other tribes; having taken me from the sheep cotes he has adorned me with a crown and sceptre now these thirty years, and extended my kingdom to the sea, and to the great river Euphrates; it is not without reason, then, that I subject myself to God alone in this affliction, wherein Absalom thirsts to crush me, especially since he reveals the deliverance prepared for me, and from him alone can I expect it. Our salvation in no measure or degree comes to us from any inferior source; let us, therefore, look alone to the true fountain, and avoid the detestable crime of ascribing to the creature what belongs alone to the Creator. He must be our first as well as our only resource. After almost every quiet prayer and holy meditation in the divine presence, we have the consciousness that there was an ear which heard us, and a heart that received our sighs. Minister of the Gospel of Christ at Dudingstoun... 1600. A PSALM OF DAVID. Psalm 62 – My Only Rock, My Only Salvation The title of this psalm is To the Chief Musician. Dear Christian reader, if you have never walked in this path of obedience before, do so now, and you will then know experimentally the sweetness of the joy which results from it. Thank You Father, for the cloud of witnesses that demonstrated a quite confidence in You. John Donne. [ 3 ] 62:7 Or "/ God Most High is my salvation and my honor" 2. Psalm 62:1, ESV: "To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun.A Psalm of David. I. Let’s take a few minutes this morning and let’s look at these two verses. It is an eminent work of grace to bring down the will and subdue the affections to such a degree, that the whole mind lies before the Lord like the sea beneath the wind, ready to be moved by every breath of his mouth, but free from all inward and self caused emotion, as also from all power to be moved by anything other than the divine will. They were part of his family. Moses Amyraut, 1596-1664. The sons of Jeduthun were porters or doorkeepers, according to 1Ch 16:42. Jeremiah 18:6 . From him cometh my salvation. Psalm 62 Song of Trust in God Alone. Now what the sponge is to the cannon, when hot with often shooting, hope is to the soul in multiplied afflictions; it cools the spirit and makes it meeker it, so that it doth not break out into distempered thoughts or words against God. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him." Psalm 62#In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13.For the director of music. 6:3 . It appears to me now as if spreading out our distress too largely before men served only to make it broader, and to take away its zest; and hence the proverb, "Talking of trouble makes it double." Verse 1. In these verses we have, I. David's profession of dependence upon God, and upon him only, for all good : Truly my soul waiteth upon God. ONLY AND EARLY. It includes two things. My soul waiteth upon God. When this Psalm was composed it was not necessary for us to know, since true faith is always in season, and is usually under trial. It is a great mercy, in an affliction, to have our bodily senses, so as not to lie raving, but still and quiet, much more to have the heart silent and patient; and we find the heart is as soon heated into a distemper as the head. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken. 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. When he died, we think that they still called his group of singers "Jeduthun". Even had not the signature of the royal poet been here placed, we should have been sure from internal evidence that he alone penned these stanzas; they are truly Davidic. To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. Verse 1. Verses 1-3 express David’s faith in Yahweh. Like David we must secure our undivided confidence in the Lord our God, for He alone is the foundation upon which our hope is established, our source of supply, our fountain of grace and from Him alone flow rivers of living water. 2:16 . Written by that faithful servant of God, M. ROBERT ROLLOK, sometime pastor in the Church of Edinburgh: and translated out of Latin into English, by CHARLES LUMISDEN. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 62 For … A Psalm of David. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Moreover, the sentiments here uttered are suitable to occasions which are very frequent in a believer's life, and therefore no one historic incident is needful for their explanation. The good man will, therefore, in patience possess his soul till deliverance comes: faith can hear the footsteps of coming salvation, because she has learned to be silent. Because of his faith that Yahweh is his rock, salvation, and fortress, David will never be shaken. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, What he did? Believed, was, To whom he did it? We must "wait only upon God." For God alone my soul waits in silence. For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of David.I wait quietly before God,for my victory comes from him.He alone is my rock and my salvation,my fortress where I will never be shaken.So many enemies (Contains an Exposition of Psalm 62.). Our translators have rendered it differently in different verses of this Psalm; Psalms 62:1 , truly; in Psalms 62:2 Psalms 62:4-6 , only; in Psalms 62:9 , surely. The natural mind is ever prone to reason, when we ought to believe; to be at work, when we ought to be quiet; to go our own way, when we ought steadily to walk on in God's ways, however trying to nature... And how does it work, when we thus anticipate God, by going our own way? This … How different if one is enabled to wait God's own time, and to look alone to him for help and deliverance! In God Alone. Truly my soul waiteth upon God; or, as the Hebrew, My soul is silent. [ 2 ] 62:4 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 8. For, first, we ought to be subject to God as silent disciples before a master ... Whatever God has allowed to happen to me, yet I will be silent before him, and from my heart admire, both enduring his strokes and receiving his teaching... Secondly, we ought to be subject to God as creatures keeping quiet before their Creator... "Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker." Psalm 62:1 Translation & Meaning. Each time it begins the sentence for emphasis. The presence of God alone could awe his heart into quietude, submission, rest, and acquiescence; but when that was felt, not a rebellious word or thought broke the peaceful silence. Psalm 62:1 ERV ~ He alone is my Rock and my Salvation, My defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened. Life often takes us through the weary place and the parched wilderness on this journey through life, where only God can provide the comfort and sustenance we desperately need. The particle may be rendered only, as restrictive; or, surely, as affirmative. George Mller, in "A Narrative of some of the Lord's Dealings," 1856. Sometimes a metaphor may be more full of meaning and more suggestive than literal speech: hence the use of the figure of a rock, the very mention of which would awaken grateful memories in the psalmists's mind. John Trapp. Psalm 62:2 KJV ~ O my people, trust him all the time. Psalm 62:1-12—Read the Bible online or download free. 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. Psalm 62:1- My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation. 62:1 In Hebrew texts 62:1-12 is numbered 62:2-13. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. Athanasius says of this Psalm: "Against all attempts upon thy body, thy state, thy soul, thy fame, temptations, tribulations, machinations, defamations", say this Psalm. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. All rights reserved. before him, for he can help! To the chief musician, to Jeduthun. Unscrupulous, they use lies to achieve their nefarious purposes. The psalm selection for the third Sunday after Epiphany is 62:5-12. The proverb that speech is silver but silence is gold, is more than true in this case. How he did it? It is not a wrong addition but appropriate. The word only, which translates a little Hebrew particle, is also a recurring theme in this psalm. Verse 1. Thomas Le Blanc -- 1669, in Psalmorum Davidicorum Analysis. Verse 1. Is silent. We have here two corresponding clauses, each beginning a section of the psalm. Thomas Le Blanc. Notice that in Psalm 62:11 the word "belongs" is in italics, meaning it was added by the translator. 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