0. To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

2. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved.

3. How long will you set upon a man to shatter him, all of you, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?

4. They only plan to thrust him down from his eminence. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. [Selah]

5. For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.

6. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

7. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

8. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. [Selah]

9. Men of low estate are but a breath, men of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

10. Put no confidence in extortion, set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God;

12. and that to thee, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For thou dost requite a man according to his work.

“No tumulto das paixões terrenas e das adversidades, surge a grande esperança da misericórdia inexorável de Deus. Corramos confiantes ao tribunal da penitência onde Ele, com ansiedade paterna, espera-nos a todo instante.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina