Psalm 62

Note: discerning structure in the Psalms is often difficult and even Hebrew scholars usually disagree. On this website we have posted many proposals which may be useful as a comparison if only to point out key repetitions. Here is a proposal for two main parts of Psalm 62, incorporating one of Nigel’s proposals as well. 

Psalms 62 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.

A. 1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.

B. 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.

B’. 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.

A’. 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation:
he is my defence;
I shall not be moved.

A. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory:
the rock of my strength,
and my refuge, is in God.

B. 8 Trust in him at all times; ye people,
pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah.

C. 9 Surely men of low degree are vanity,
and men of high degree are a lie:

C’. to be laid in the balance,
they are altogether lighter than vanity.

B’. 10 Trust not in oppression,
and become not vain in robbery:
if riches increase,
set not your heart upon them.

A’. 11 God hath spoken once;
twice have I heard this;
that power belongeth unto God.
12 Also unto thee, O LORD, belongeth mercy:
for thou renderest to every man according to his work.

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