31:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD,
do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy
31:2 Bow down thy ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my
strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.
31:3 For thou [art] my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy
name's sake lead me, and guide me.
31:4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me:
for thou [art] my strength.
31:5 Into thy hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O
LORD God of truth.
31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust
in the LORD.
31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast
considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
31:8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou
hast set my foot in a large room.
31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is
consumed with grief, [yes], my soul and my belly.
31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with
sighing: my strength faileth because of my iniquity, and my
bones are consumed.
31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially
among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance: they that
saw me without fled from me.
31:12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a
31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear [was] on every
side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised
to take away my life.
31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my God.
31:15 My times [are] in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of my
enemies, and from them that persecute me.
31:16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy
31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon
thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the
31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous
things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
31:19 [Oh] how 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!
31:20 Thou shalt 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.
31:21 Blessed [be] the LORD: for he hath showed me his wonderful
kindness in a strong city.
31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thy eyes:
nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I
cried to thee.
31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: [for] the LORD
preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud
31:24 Be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart, all
ye that hope in the LORD.