Psalms

Psalm 31 ©

1David shewing his confidence in God desireth his help: 7he rejoiceth in God's mercy: 9he prayeth in his calamity: 19he extolleth God's goodness toward them that fear him: 21he blesseth him for the kindness which he himself had experienced: 23he exciteth the faithful to love and trust in him.

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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

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IN thee, aO LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: bdeliver me in thy righteousness.

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cBow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be 1thou my strong rock, for an house of ddefence to save me.

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For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore efor thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

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Pull me fout of the net that they have laid *privily for me: for thou art my strength.

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Into gthine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD hGod of truth.

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I ihave hated them that regard lying *vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

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I jwill be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast kconsidered my trouble; lthou hast known my soul in adversities;

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And mhast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large *room.

9

Have nmercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

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For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and omy bones are consumed.

11

I pwas a reproach among all mine enemies, but qespecially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: rthey that did see me without fled from me.

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I sam forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like 2a broken vessel.

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For I have heard the tslander of many: ufear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

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But vI trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

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My wtimes are in thy hand: xdeliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

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Make ythy face to shine upon thy servant: zsave me for thy mercies' sake.

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Let ame not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: blet the wicked be ashamed, and 3let them be silent in the grave.

a v.1. Ps. 25.2,3; 69.6.
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Let cthe lying lips be put to silence; which speak 4grievous things dproudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19

Oh ehow great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

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Thou fshalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a *pavilion from the strife of tongues.

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Blessed be the LORD: gfor he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a 5strong city.

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For I said hin my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: inevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

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O jlove the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD kpreserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

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Be lof good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that mhope in the LORD.