Psalm 31

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

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

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

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

5: Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. edit

6: I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. edit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. edit

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

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

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

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 grave. edit

18: Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. edit

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! edit

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. edit

21: Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city. edit

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

23: O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. edit

24: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. edit

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