Ps 62:1-12. To Jeduthun—(See on Ps 39:1, title). The general tone of this Psalm is
expressive of confidence in God. Occasion is taken to remind the wicked
of their sin, their ruin, and their meanness.
1. waiteth—literally, "is silent,"
trusts submissively and confidently as a servant.
2. The titles applied to God often occur
be greatly moved—(Ps 10:6). No injury shall be permanent, though
devised by enemies.
3. Their destruction will come; as a tottering
wall they already are feeble and failing.
bowing wall shall ye be—better supply
"are." Some propose to apply these phrases to describe the condition of
"a man"—that is, the pious suffer: thus, "Will ye slay him,"
&c.; but the other is a good sense.
4. his excellency—or, elevation to which
God had raised him (Ps 4:2). This
they try to do by lies and duplicity (Ps 5:9).
5, 6. (Compare Ps 62:1, 2).
6. not be moved—not at all; his
confidence has increased.
7. rock of my strength—or strongest
support (Ps 7:10; 61:3).
8. pour out your heart—give full
expression to feeling (1Sa 1:15; Job 30:16; Ps 42:4).
ye people—God's people.
9. No kind of men are reliable, compared with
God (Isa 2:22; Jer 17:5).
altogether—alike, one as the other
10. Not only are oppression and robbery, which
are wicked means of wealth, no grounds of boasting; but even wealth,
increasing lawfully, ought not to engross the heart.
11. once; twice—(as in Job 33:14;
40:5), are used to give
emphasis to the sentiment. God's power is tempered by His mercy, which
it also sustains.
12. for thou renderest—literally, "that
Thou renderest," &c., connected with "I heard this," as the
phrase—"that power," &c. [Ps 62:11]—teaching that by His power He can
show both mercy and justice.