Good News Translation (GNB)
62

Confidence in God's ProtectionPs 62 Hebrew title: A psalm by David.

621I wait patiently for God to save me;

I depend on him alone.

2He alone protects and saves me;

he is my defender,

and I shall never be defeated.

3How much longer will all of you attack someone

who is no stronger than a broken-down fence?

4You only want to bring him down from his place of honour;

you take pleasure in lies.

You speak words of blessing,

but in your heart you curse him.

5I depend on God alone;

I put my hope in him.

6He alone protects and saves me;

he is my defender,

and I shall never be defeated.

7My salvation and honour depend on God;

he is my strong protector;

he is my shelter.

8Trust in God at all times, my people.

Tell him all your troubles,

for he is our refuge.

9Human beings are all like a puff of breath;

great and small alike are worthless.

Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing;

they are lighter than a mere breath.

10Don't put your trust in violence;

don't hope to gain anything by robbery;

even if your riches increase,

don't depend on them.

11More than once I have heard God say

that power belongs to him

12

62.12:
Job 34.11
Jer 17.10
Mt 16.27
Rom 2.6
Rev 2.23
and that his love is constant.

You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to his deeds.

63

Longing for GodPs 63 Hebrew title: A psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah.
63 Title:
1 Sam 23.14

631O God, you are my God,

and I long for you.

My whole being desires you;

like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land,

my soul is thirsty for you.

2Let me see you in the sanctuary;

let me see how mighty and glorious you are.

3Your constant love is better than life itself,

and so I will praise you.

4I will give you thanks as long as I live;

I will raise my hands to you in prayer.

5My soul will feast and be satisfied,

and I will sing glad songs of praise to you.

6As I lie in bed, I remember you;

all night long I think of you,

7because you have always been my help.

In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.

8I cling to you,

and your hand keeps me safe.

9Those who are trying to kill me

will go down into the world of the dead.

10They will be killed in battle,

and their bodies eaten by wolves.

11Because God gives him victory,

the king will rejoice.

Those who make promises in God's name will praise him,

but the mouths of liars will be shut.

64

A Prayer for ProtectionPs 64 Hebrew title: A psalm by David.

641I am in trouble, God — listen to my prayer!

I am afraid of my enemies — save my life!

2Protect me from the plots of the wicked,

from evil mobs.

3They sharpen their tongues like swords

and aim cruel words like arrows.

4They are quick to spread their shameless lies;

they destroy good people with cowardly slander.

5They encourage each other in their evil plots;

they plan where to place their traps.

“No one can see them,” they say.

6They make evil plans and say,

“We have planned a perfect crime.”

The human heart and mind are a mystery.

7But God shoots his arrows at them,

and suddenly they are wounded.

8He will destroy them because of those words;64.8 Probable text He will destroy them because of those words; Hebrew They will destroy him, those words are against them.

all who see them will shake their heads.

9They will all be afraid;

they will think about what God has done

and tell about his deeds.

10All righteous people will rejoice

because of what the LORD has done.

They will find safety in him;

all good people will praise him.