Psalm 31 ©

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


To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


Let cthe lying lips be put to silence; which speak 4grievous things dproudly and contemptuously against the righteous.


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!


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.


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


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.


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


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