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. Bible see other translations

“In the balances they will go up.” People often think of themselves as being very weighty, very important, but from God’s perspective, people are lightweights. We need to trust and obey God because it is He who will repay people in accordance with what they have done (Ps. 62:12). Job thought he would be found innocent if he were weighed in a balance (Job 31:6).

[For more on the allusion to being in a balance, see commentary on Proverbs 11:1.]

Commentary for: Psalms 62:9