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

  • Ramesh Rufus
    Those who truly submit to the Lord, their ways and ask Lord Jesus to control the Holy Spirit in our ways , then we truly accept this chapter as a shield and a buckler in our life.
  • Breeze
    A great verse that reminds us that our expectation is from the Lord and what HE will do. Praise the Lord that He is able to answer above all we could ask or think. Praise the Lord that there is nothing too hard for Him and that He is the God of the impossible. Praise the Lord that we can have such great expectations from Him.
  • Nhsoa
    Sometimes in our rush we tend to forget our waiting upon Him who created us. Praise the our LORD God does not forget us. We all need to slow down and wait upon Him who created all things. He has everything in control. Thank you Lord God for being in us and leading us. Forgive our iniquity and not waiting on you. We love you Lord and we ask that everything in us that is not of you you remove and fill those areas with more of the Holy Spirit. Thank you AMEN
  • Phillistine
    Know matter what I may go thru...I will wait upon God..it may not be easy...but I'll wait and trust him for it. Don't out your trust in man cause he will fail you..but God...he is the only one who can pull you up and out of any situation...keep praying, trusting, and cryng out to God,he will see you thru...hold on...Help is on the way if you believe...Amen..
  • Nata
    Sometimes the soul wants to experience love, makes us do things, get into relationships just for the longing of love of our soul. Its hard to wait when the soul is screaming but that's the balance in life we need to achieve. Waiting on god but not letting our soul die to withholding love but waiting for our expectation which is of God
  • Brenda
    This verse spoke to my heart this Monday morning! Just what I needed! Thank you Lord!

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