English Standard Version
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
King James Bible
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
American Standard Version
God hath spoken once, Twice have I heard this, That power belongeth unto God.
God hath spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongeth to God,
English Revised Version
God hath spoken once, twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God:
Webster's Bible Translation
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth to God.
Psalm 62:11 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The beginning of the second group goes back and seizes upon the beginning of the first. אך is affirmative both in Psalm 62:6 and in Psalm 62:7. The poet again takes up the emotional affirmations of Psalm 62:2, Psalm 62:3, and, firm and defiant in faith, opposes them to his masked enemies. Here what he says to his soul is very similar to what he said of his soul in Psalm 62:2, inasmuch as he makes his own soul objective and exalts himself above her; and it is just in this that the secret of personality consists. He here admonishes her to that silence which in Psalm 62:2 he has already acknowledged as her own; because all spiritual existence as being living remains itself unchanged only by means of a perpetual "becoming" (mittelst steten Werdens), of continuous, self-conscious renovation. The "hope" in Psalm 62:6 is intended to be understood according to that which forms its substance, which here is nothing more nor less than salvation, Psalm 62:2. That for which he who resigns himself to God hopes, comes from God; it cannot therfore fail him, for God the Almighty One and plenteous in mercy is surety for it. David renounces all help in himself, all personal avenging of his own honour - his salvation and his honour are על־אלהים (vid., on Psalm 7:11). The rock of his strength, i.e., his strong defence, his refuge, is בּאלהים; it is where Elohim is, Elohim is it in person (בּ as in Isaiah 26:4). By עם, Psalm 62:9, the king addresses those who have reamined faithful to him, whose feeble faith he has had to chide and sustain in other instances also in the Psalms belonging to this period. The address does not suit the whole people, who had become for the most part drawn into the apostasy. Moreover it would then have been עמּי (my people). עם frequently signifies the people belonging to the retinue of a prince (Judges 3:18), or in the service of any person of rank (1 Kings 19:21), or belonging to any union of society whatever (2 Kings 4:42.). David thus names those who cleave to him; and the fact that he cannot say "my people" just shows that the people as a body had become alienated from him. But those who have remained to him of the people are not therefore to despair; but they are to pour out before God, who will know how to protect both them and their king, whatever may lie heavily upon their heart.
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After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further."
O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.
You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory,
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