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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he is my God and my saviour: he is my helper, I shall not be moved.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The second part begins with a confirmation of the gracious purpose of God expressed in Psalm 61:5. David believes that he shall experience what he gives expression to in Psalm 61:5; for God has already practically shown him that neither his life nor his kingship shall come to an end yet; He has answered the prayers of His chosen one, that, blended with vows, resulted from the lowly, God-resigned spirit which finds expression in 2 Samuel 15:25., and He has given or delivered up to him the land which is his by inheritance, when threatened by the rebels as robbers, - the land to which those who fear the covenant God have a just claim. It is clear enough that the receivers are "those who fear the name of Jahve;" the genitive relation describes the ירשּׁה as belonging to them in opposition to those who had usurped it. Or does ירשּׁה here perhaps mean the same as ארשׁת in Psalm 21:3? Certainly not. נתן ירשּׁה ל is a customary phrase, the meaning of which, "to give anything to any one as his inheritance or as his own property," is to be retained (e.g., Deuteronomy 2:19). God has acknowledged David's cause; the land of Israel is again wrested from those to whom it does not belong; and now begins a new era in the reign of its rightful king. In view of this the king prays, in Psalm 61:7, Psalm 61:8, that God would add another goodly portion to the duration of his life. The words sound like intercession, but the praying one is the same person as in Psalm 61:2-5. The expression מלכּא משׁיחא (the King Messiah) of the Targum shows to whom the church referred the word "king" after the extinction of the Davidic dynasty. The exalted tone of the wish expressed in Psalm 61:7 (cf. Joel 2:2) favours this without absolutely requiring it (cf. עולמים, Psalm 61:5, Psalm 21:5, and the royal salutation, 1 Kings 1:31; Daniel 2:4, and frequently). There ought (as also e.g., in Psalm 9:8) not to be any question whether ישׁב in Psalm 61:8 signifies "to sit enthroned," or "to sit" equals "to abide;" when the person spoken of is a king it means "to remain enthroned," for with him a being settled down and continuous enthronement are coincident. מן in Psalm 61:8 is imperat. apoc. for מגּה (after the form הס, נס, צו). The poet prays God to appoint mercy and truth as guardian angels to the king (Psalm 40:12, Proverbs 20:28, where out of pause it is צּרוּ; cf. on the other hand Psalm 78:7; Proverbs 2:11; Proverbs 5:2). Since the poet himself is the king for whom he prays, the transition to the first person in v. 9 is perfectly natural. כּן signifies, as it always does, so or thus equals in accordance therewith, corresponding to the fulfilment of these my petitions, thankfully responding to it. לשׁלּמי is the infinitive of the aim or purpose. Singing praise and accompanying it with music, he will make his whole life one continuous paying of vows.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

rock

Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalm 18:31,32 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God...

Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

Hosea 1:7 But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword...

I shall

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Proverbs 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

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

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

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