For the leader; on Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 2Truly my soul waits quietly for God; my deliverance comes from Him. 3Truly He is my rock and deliverance, my haven; I shall never be shaken. 4How long will all of you attack a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. a man, to crush a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. him, as though he were a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 5They lay plans to topple him from his rank; they delight in falsehood; they bless with their mouths, while inwardly they curse. Selah. 6Truly, wait quietly for God, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him. 7He is my rock and deliverance, my haven; I shall not be shaken. 8I rely on God, my deliverance and glory, my rock of strength; in God is my refuge. 9Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him; God is our refuge. Selah. 10Men are mere breath; mortals, illusion; placed on a scale all together, they weigh even less than a breath. 11Do not trust in violence, or put false hopes in robbery; if force bears fruit pay it no mind. 12One thing God has spoken; two things have I heard: that might belongs to God, 13and faithfulness is Yours, O Lord, to reward each man according to his deeds.


a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.