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.

0 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 In thee, 1O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: 2deliver me in thy righteousness.

2 1Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be athou my strong rock, for an house of 2defence to save me.

3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore 1for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

4 Pull me 1out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

5 Into 1thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord 2God of truth.

6 I 1have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.

7 I 1will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast 2considered my trouble; 3thou hast known my soul in adversities;

8 And 1hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

9 Have 1mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and 1my bones are consumed.

11 I 1was a reproach among all mine enemies, but 2especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: 3they that did see me without fled from me.

12 I 1am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like aa broken vessel.

13 For I have heard the 1slander of many: 2fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

14 But 1I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.

15 My 1times are in thy hand: 2deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16 Make 1thy face to shine upon thy servant: 2save me for thy mercies' sake.

17 Let 1me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: 2let the wicked be ashamed, and alet them be silent in the grave.

18 Let 1the lying lips be put to silence; which speak agrievous things 2proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19 oh 1how 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!

20 Thou 1shalt 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.

21 Blessed be the Lord: 1for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a astrong city.

22 For I said 1in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: 2nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

23 O 1love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord 2preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24 Be 1of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that 2hope in the Lord.