Psalms 62:9

“Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Surely men of low degree are vanitie, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the ballance, they are altogether lighter then vanitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly men of low birth are nothing, and men of high position are not what they seem; if they are put in the scales together they are less than a breath.
- Basic English Bible

Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together [lighter] than vanity.
- Darby Bible

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
- Webster's Bible

Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
- World English Bible

Only -- vanity [are] the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity [are] lighter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(62:10) Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie; if they be laid in the balances, they are together lighter than vanity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 62:9


62:9 Vanity - Vain, and helpless creatures. A lie - They promise much, but generally deceive those who trust in them.


Discussion for Psalms 62

  • Lilian
    Only GOD is our ROCK AND OUR SALVATION Thanks to the BLOOD OF JESUS ONLY THRU HIS BLOOD WE ARE FORGIVEN AND PARDONED HE PAID THE PRICE FOR US JESUS WAS SENT SO THAT WE ALL MUST HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE. WE ONLY NEED TO TRUST HIS WILL AND PRAISE AND WORSHIP GOD AND BE BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIFE AND OBEY GOD'S WORDS. THIS IS ONLY WHAT GOD NEEDS TO US. I WILL PRAISE YOU JESUS AMEN
  • DAVID
    Waiting on GODS SALVATION is waiting on God to deliver you from the that which troubles your soul. GOD is our deliverer, healor, LORD, FATHER, SANCTIFICATION, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PROVIDER, MASTER, KING, AND through JESUSCHRIST GOD is our MESSIAH. When we pray to GOD and wait on GODS coming we WORSHIP GOD in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. GOD is our healor, and long waits to heal us, infact GOD loves those who loves him or JESUSCHRIST, GODS KING, LORD, MIGHTY GOD, and GODS DELIVERER.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, to go with beautiful words. God truly is our salvation.
  • J
    Not giving credit to the creation of Our Creator leaves man in love with his mixtures of vanity... so man is nothing.
  • J
    The vanities of men is death, the vanities of men is half-life mixed up from dirt to fulfill more vanities, the vanities of men is to kill life before it gets a chance. The vanities of men is nothing.
  • J
    Prepare your mind because that is all that matters at this point from now on is the love of God which can only come from our Creator. All He wants for us is to be satisfied with what He gave us, to glorify Him thru His creation.

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