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Psalms 62:5

    Psalms 62:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My soul, put all your faith in God; for from him comes my hope.

    Webster's Revision

    My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.

    World English Bible

    My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 62:5

    Wait thou only upon God - There is none but him in whom thou canst safely trust; and to get his help, resign thyself into his hands; be subject to him, and be silent before him; thou hast what thou hast deserved. See on Psalm 62:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 62:5

    My soul, wait thou only upon God - See the notes at Psalm 62:1. There is, in the word used here, and rendered wait, the same idea of rest or repose which occurs in Psalm 62:1. The meaning is, that he would commit the whole cause to God, and that his soul would thus be calm and without apprehension.

    For my expectation is from him - In Psalm 62:1, this is salvation. The idea here is, that all that he expected or hoped for must come from God. He did not rely on his fellow men; he did not rely on himself. God alone could deliver him, and he confidently believed that God would do it. Often are we in such circumstances that we feel that our only "expectation" - our only hope - is in God. All our strength fails; all our resources are exhausted; our fellow-men cannot or will not aid us; our own efforts seem to be vain; our plans are frustrated, and we are shut up to the conclusion that God alone can help us. How often is this felt by a Christian parent in regard to the conversion of his children. All his own efforts seem to be vain; all that he says is powerless; his hopes, long-cherished, are disappointed; his very prayers seem not to be heard; and he is made to feel that his only hope is in God - a sovereign God - and that the whole case must be left in His hands. This state of mind, when it is fully reached, is often all that is needful in order that our desires may be granted. It is desirable that this state of mind should be produced; and when it is produced, the prayer is answered.

    Verses Related to Psalms 62:5

    Ephesians 3:20 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
    1 Thessalonians 1:3 - Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
    1 Timothy 6:17 - Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
    Book: Psalms
    Topic: Hope