1 ˻No matter what happens,˼ my soul waits patiently for God ˻to save me˼. My salvation comes only from him. 2 ˻I may have many enemies,˼ but God is my fortress. God saves me. God is my place of safety high on the mountain. Not even great armies can defeat me. 3 How long will you attack me? I am like a leaning wall, a fence ready to fall. 4 In spite of my important position, those people are planning to destroy me. It makes them happy to tell lies about me. In public, they say good things about me, but in private, they curse me. selah 5 My soul, wait patiently for God ˻to save me˼! God is my only hope. 6 God is my fortress. God saves me. God is my place of safety high on the mountain. 7 My glory and victory comes from God. He is my strong fortress. God is my place of safety. 8 People, trust God all the time! Tell God about all your problems. God is our place of safety. selah 9 People can’t really help. You can’t trust them to really help. Compared to God, they are like nothing, like a gentle puff of air! 10 Don’t trust the power to take things by force. Don’t think you will gain anything by stealing. And if you become rich, don’t trust your riches to help you. 11 God says there is one thing you can really depend on (and I believe it): ”Strength comes from God!” 12 My Master, your love is real. You reward or punish a person for the things he does.