1 My soul waiteth in silence for God only:
From him cometh my salvation.
1-3, 6-9, 12, 13. Confession that the Divine alone has power, and from it there is help. P. P.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.
3 How long will ye set upon a man,
That ye may slay him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence ?
4 They only consult to thrust him down from his dignity;
They delight in lies;
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.[Selah]
5 My soul, wait thou in silence for God only;
For my expectation is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my high tower; I shall not be moved.
7 With God is my salvation and my glory:
The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, ye people;
Pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. [Selah]
3, 7, 8. By rock throughout the Word the Divine truth is understood. Inv. 35.
4, 5, 10. They are of no avail against the Divine. P. P.
5, The midst also signifies the inmost, and thence the all in many places in the Word, even where the evil are treated of. R. 44.
See Psalm v. 10. E. 313.
9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high
degree are a lie:
In the balances they will go up;
They are together lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression,
And become not vain in robbery:
If riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
11 God hath spoken once,
Twice have I heard this,
That power belongeth unto God.
12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth lovingkindness;
For thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)