Psalm 62:2
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English Standard Version
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

King James Bible
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

American Standard Version
He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he is my God and my saviour: he is my protector, I shall be moved no more.

English Revised Version
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my high tower; I shall not be greatly moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hurled out of the land of the Lord in the more limited sense

(Note: Just as in Numbers 32:29. the country east of Jordan is excluded from the name "the land of Canaan" in the stricter sense, so by the Jewish mind it was regarded from the earliest time to a certain extent as a foreign country (חוצה לארץ), although inhabited by the two tribes and a half; so that not only is it said of Moses that he died in a foreign land, but even of Saul that he is buried in a foreign land (Numeri Rabba, ch. viii. and elsewhere).)

into the country on the other side of the Jordan, David felt only as though he were banished to the extreme corner of the earth (not: of the land, cf. Psalm 46:10; Deuteronomy 28:49, and frequently), far from the presence of God (Hengstenberg). It is the feeling of homelessness and of separation from the abode of God by reason of which the distance, in itself so insignificant (just as was the case with the exiles later on), became to him immeasurably great. For he still continually needed God's helpful intervention; the enveloping, the veiling, the faintness of his heart still continues (עטף, Arab. ‛tf, according to its radical signification: to bend and lay anything round so that it lies or draws over something else and covers it, here of a self-enveloping); a rock of difficulties still ever lies before him which is too high for his natural strength, for his human ability, therefore insurmountable. But he is of good courage: God will lead him up with a sure step, so that, removed from all danger, he will have rocky ground under his feet. He is of good courage, for God has already proved Himself to be a place of refuge to him, to be a strong tower, defying all attack, which enclosed him, the persecuted one, so that the enemy can gain no advantage over him (cf. Proverbs 18:10). He is already on the way towards his own country, and in fact his most dearly loved and proper home: he will or he has to (in accordance with the will of God) dwell (cf. the cohortative in Isaiah 38:10; Jeremiah 4:21) in God's tabernacle (vid., on Psalm 15:1) throughout aeons (an utterance which reminds one of the synchronous Psalm 23:6). With גּוּר is combined the idea of the divine protection (cf. Arabic ǵâr ollah, the charge or proteg of God, and Beduinic ǵaur, the protecting hearth; ǵawir, according to its form equals גּר, one who flees for refuge to the hearth). A bold figure of this protection follows: he has to, or will trust, i.e., find refuge, beneath the protection of God's wings. During the time the tabernacle was still being moved from place to place we hear no such mention of dwelling in God's tabernacle or house. It was David who coined this expression for loving fellowship with the God of revelation, simultaneously with his preparation of a settled dwelling-place for the sacred Ark. In the Psalms that belong to the time of his persecution by Saul such an expression is not yet to be found; for in Psalm 52:7, when it is desired that Doeg may have the opposite of an eternal dwelling-place, it is not the sacred tent that is meant. We see also from its second part that this Psalm 61:1-8 does not belong to the time of Saul; for David does not speak here as one who has drawn very near to his kingly office (cf. Psalm 40:8), but as one who is entering upon a new stage in it.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He only

Psalm 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...

Psalm 21:1 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 73:25,26 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I desire beside you...

Deuteronomy 32:30,31 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up...

Isaiah 26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place...

defence [heb.] high place

Psalm 59:9,17 Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense...

I shall

Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Micah 7:8,9 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

2 Corinthians 4:8,9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair...

Cross References
Psalm 18:31
For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?--

Psalm 30:6
As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall never be moved."

Psalm 35:3
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, "I am your salvation!"

Psalm 59:9
O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.

Psalm 59:17
O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

Psalm 62:6
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

Psalm 89:26
He shall cry to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'

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