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

  • Richard C.
    The unsaved constantly rail against God and His son Jesus, even today. They can not discern the word of God or the fact that Jesus died for their sins because they can not discern the things of the spirit of God. David is telling the sinner (unbeliever) to give your life to the living God in Heaven unto Salvation. Mercy, power, and Glory belongs to the living God forever and ever, Amen.
  • Regina
    WE CAN NOT HIDE FROM GOD HE SEE EVERY WE DO WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR EVIL.
    WE CAN NOT GO OVER HIM, UNDER HIM, OR AROUND HIM, WE JUST NEED TO OBEY HIM.
    PRAY AND WAIT FOR THE ANSWER EVEN IF THE ANSWER DOESN'T COME WAIT AND ONLY DO WHAT HIS WORD SAY TO DO. GOD IS TRUE WHAT HE SAY HE WILL DO WE JUST NEED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIS WORD. GOD IS MY HELP IN EVERYTHING I DO. HE IS MY ROCK AND MY STRENGTH.
  • Sharon
    Rock of ages cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee ....
  • 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.

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