¶ <<To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.>>
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.
- Truly From 'ak which also
means "only" and "certainly." It appears in the Hebrew at the beginning
of all verses in this psalm except 3 and 7 and 10 to 12. The Hebrew word
strengthens the force of the word to which it is attached. The emphasized
word here is "upon God." Consider the contrast is here brought to light.
1 - My soul an idiom meaning "I."
2 - He only See the comments above.
2 - My rock Jesus likely thought of this verse in His parable about two houses. See mt0724-7, lu0646-9.
| 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.
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.
|4 - Bless This word also means "to make happy." We receive many blessings from God. The word is also used as a praise to Him.|
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.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
|5 - Wait From damam, meaning to keep quiet. See it in ex1516, le1003, jos1012, la0210, 18, am0513.|
| 8 ¶ Trust in him at all
times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
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.
|9 - Low ... high Temptations differ for people in different situations.|
| 10 Trust not in oppression,
and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart
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.
- Mercy Justice is seen in the previous verses. Mercy and
justice are combined.
12 - According to his work We are saved only by grace but our behavior is an indication of that grace re2211,12.