Psalm 62:9
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New International Version
Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.


New American Standard Bible
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.


King James 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Men are only a vapor; exalted men, an illusion. Weighed in the scales, they go up; together they are less than a vapor.


International Standard Version
Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.


American Standard Version
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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive.


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


Young's Literal Translation
Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.
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Context
My Soul Rests in God Alone

1Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation. 2He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. 3How long will you imagine mischief against a man? you shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall you be, and as a tottering fence. 4They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. 5My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. 7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9Surely 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. 10Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them. 11God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs to God. 12Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according to his work.
Cross References
Job 7:16
I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.


Job 11:12
For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.


Psalm 9:20
Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.


Psalm 39:5
Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: truly every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.


Psalm 49:2
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.


Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?


Psalm 116:11
I said in my haste, All men are liars.


Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.


Isaiah 2:9
And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself: therefore forgive them not.


Isaiah 40:15
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

Surely

Psalm 39:5,11 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

1 Samuel 18:5,7 And David went out wherever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war...

1 Samuel 23:12,19,20 Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver you up...

2 Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David...

John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your King?...

of high

Psalm 55:13,14 But it was you, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance...

Psalm 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

1 Samuel 18:21-26 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him...

1 Samuel 26:21-25 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do you harm, because my soul was precious in your eyes this day...

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings...

laid

Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

altogether. or, alike
lighter

Isaiah 40:15,17 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold...

Strong's Concordance
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.
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Psalms Chapter 62 Verse 9

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OT Poetry: Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are just (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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