Psalms 31. In te, Domine, speravi.
IN thee, O LORD, have I put my trust; let me never be put to
confusion; * deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; * make haste to deliver me.
3 And be thou my strong rock, and house of defence, * that thou
mayest save me.
4 For thou art my strong rock, and my castle: * be thou also
my guide, and lead me for thy Name's sake.
5 Draw me out of the net that they have laid privily for me;
* for thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit; * for thou hast redeemed
me, O LORD, thou God of truth.
7 I have hated them that hold of lying vanities, * and my trust
hath been in the LORD.
8 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; * for thou hast considered
my trouble, and hast known my soul in adversities.
9 Thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; * but
hast set my feet in a large room.
10 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble, * and mine
eye is consumed for very heaviness; yea, my soul and my body.
11 For my life is waxen old with heaviness, * and my years with
12 My strength faileth me, because of mine iniquity, * and my
bones are consumed.
13 I became a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially
among my neighbours; * and they of mine acquaintance were afraid
of me; and they that did see me without, conveyed themselves
14 I am clean forgotten as a dead man out of mind; * I am become
like a broken vessel.
15 For I have heard the blasphemy of the multitude, and fear
is on every side; * while they conspire together against me,
and take their counsel to take away my life.
16 But my hope hath been in thee, O LORD; * I have said, Thou
art my God.
17 My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of mine
enemies, * and from them that persecute me.
18 Show thy servant the light of thy countenance, * and save
me for thy mercy's sake.
19 Let me not be confounded, O LORD, for I have called upon thee;
* let the ungodly be put to confusion, and be put to silence
in the grave.
20 Let the lying lips be put to silence, * which cruelly, disdainfully,
and despitefully speak against the righteous.
21 O how plentiful is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for
them that fear thee, * and that thou hast prepared for them that
put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
22 Thou shalt hide them in the covert of thine own presence from
the plottings of men: * thou shalt keep them secretly in thy
tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
23 Thanks be to the LORD; * for he hath showed me marvellous
great kindness in a strong city.
24 But in my haste I said, * I am cast out of the sight of thine
25 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my prayer, * when
I cried unto thee.
26 O love the LORD, all ye his saints; * for the LORD preserveth
them that are faithful, and plenteously rewardeth the proud doer.
27 Be strong, and he shall establish your heart, * all ye that
put your trust in the LORD.